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Esther 1 - AMP

2 In those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was in Shushan or Susa in the palace or castle, 3 In the third year of his reign he made a feast for all his princes and his courtiers. The chief officers of the Persian and Median army and the nobles and governors of the provinces were there before him 4 While he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor and excellence of his majesty for many days, even 180 days. 5 And when these days were completed, the king made a feast for all the people present in Shushan the capital, both great and small, a seven-day feast in the court of the garden of the king's palace. 6 There were hangings of fine white cloth, of green and of blue , fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings or rods and marble pillars. The couches of gold and silver rested on a pavement of porphyry, white marble, mother-of-pearl, and colored stones. 7 Drinks were served in different kinds of golden goblets, and there was royal wine in abundance, according to the liberality of the king. 8 And drinking was according to the law; no one was compelled to drink, for the king had directed all the officials of his palace to serve only as each guest desired. 9 Also Queen Vashti gave a banquet for the women in the royal house which belonged to King Ahasuerus. 10 On the seventh day, when the king's heart was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who ministered to King Ahasuerus as attendants, 11 To bring Queen Vashti before the king, with her royal crown, to show the peoples and the princes her beauty, for she was fair to behold. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command conveyed by the eunuchs. Therefore the king was enraged, and his anger burned within him. 13 Then the king spoke to the wise men who knew the times--for this was the king's procedure toward all who were familiar with law and judgment-- 14 Those next to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media who were in the king's presence and held first place in the kingdom. 15 According to the law, what is to be done to Queen Vashti because she has not done the bidding of King Ahasuerus conveyed by the eunuchs? 16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen has not only done wrong to the king but also to all the princes and to all the peoples who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus. 17 For this deed of the queen will become known to all women, making their husbands contemptible in their eyes, since they will say, King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, but she did not come. 18 This very day the ladies of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen's behavior will be telling it to all the king's princes. So contempt and wrath in plenty will arise. 19 If it pleases the king, let a royal command go forth from him and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and Medes, so that it may not be changed, that Vashti is to come no more before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she. 20 So when the king's decree is made and proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, extensive as it is, all wives will give honor to their husbands, high and low. 21 This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did what Memucan proposed. 22 He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to each in its own script and to every people in their own language, saying that every man should rule in his own house and speak there in the language of his own people.

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Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
When Bad Things Hapen
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2016
Summary: Job is a man with abundant blessings and a sincere faith. Still he experiences tragic loss.
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Esther 1:1-22
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 203
Chris Jordan avatar
Esther - For Such a Time as This
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Mar, 2016
Summary: God has called YOU to the Kingdom of God for such a time as this. Why are YOU here? What is YOUR purpose?
Scripture: Esther 1:1-10:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 380
Joel McReynolds avatar
Courage in the Face of Death
Shared by: Joel McReynolds on Mar, 2016
Summary: After spending time in fasting and prayer, Esther acted courageously. Because God is in control, we can live courageously.
Scripture: Esther 1:1-10:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 415
Archie Norman avatar
It's Fun to be King
Shared by: Archie Norman on Aug, 2015
Summary: study of the book of Esther
Series: Esther
Scripture: Esther 1:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 251
Shawn Drake avatar
Don't Get Tripped Up
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Jul, 2015
Summary: This is the 1st sermon in the series "God Is Here". We must not allow the enemy to trip us up.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 1:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 981
Thomas Swope avatar
Eat, Drink And Be Merry, For Tomorrow I Will Be Humiliated
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jun, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Ester chapter 1 verses 3 through 22
Series: Ester
Thomas Swope avatar
Today’s Starting Lineup
Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Ester beginning with a background review of chapter 1 verses 1 - 2
Series: Ester
E. True Neilson avatar
Esther - Series Intro
Shared by: E. True Neilson on Jan, 2015
Summary: Though God is never mentioned in this book, his fingerprints are all over the story of the heroic Esther and Mordecai. Study along as we discuss the ins and outs of living for God in a godless culture.
Scripture: Esther 1:1-9
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 441
Ovidiu Radulescu avatar
The Upright Trouble of an Upside-down World
Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Jan, 2015
Summary: Some romance, some violence, a lot of action and has a plot that contains more twists than Downton Abbey. The main characteristics of the story of Esther in one word is REVERSAL...
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1-21
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 1,454
Ovidiu Radulescu avatar
The Beauty and The Feast
Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Jan, 2015
Summary: Vashti reminds us that in a world of money, sex, power, and applause, the foundation of true greatness is moral integrity. But when you run against the kings of our world, when you stand for what is right, history will never be the same.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1-22
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 1,898
Ed McNeely avatar
When God wants something done He's with you until it is done
Shared by: Ed McNeely on Jan, 2015
Summary: From rags to riches; the will of God fulfills the faithful if they are willing. God knows best.
Scripture: Esther 1:1-2:23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 458
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec, 2014
Summary: The story of Esther reveals God's plans and purposes for each of us as we live out lives that are directed by God's design and will. Nothing is by accident even if we are unable to figure out what God is up to. Esther gives a good example of this concept.
Series: The Story
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Story- Chapter 20- The Roll of the Dice
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Jun, 2014
Summary: Is life just a roll of the dice or is there someone bigger behind the scenes?
Series: The Story
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 1:1-10:3
Views: 856
Davon Huss avatar
I Wrote His Mother!
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2014
Summary: A sermon for Mother's Day on Esther (Material adapted from John S. Connell at: http://sermons.pastorlife.com/members/UploadedSermons/sermon_2612.pdf)
Greg Laurie avatar
For Such a Time as This Part 1
Shared by: Greg Laurie on Feb, 2014
Summary: We learn that our lives belong to God. He created us, called us, gifted us, and now wants to use us.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1-22
Views: 5,565
David Owens avatar
The Party and The Pageant
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2013
Summary: This sermon covers most of Esther 1 and 2. I tell that part of the story and then draw some applications at the end.
Scripture: Esther 1:1-2:16
Views: 1,087
Patrick Oelund avatar
Who Knows Whether you have come to the Kingdom For Such A Time As This?
Shared by: Patrick Oelund on Jun, 2013
Summary: An analogy from the life of Esther in how we need to be responsible for our generation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 1:1-6:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 738
Rick Crandall avatar
For Such a Time as This - Part 1
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2012
Summary: 1. We need leaders who love the Lord (1-4). 2. We should avoid the dangers of alcohol (5-11). 3. We should risk doing the right thing (12-15 &19). 4. We have the right plan for family problems (15-20). 5. We’ve found the King worth following (21).
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 1:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,366
John Lowe avatar
Thy Will be Done (The Story of Esther)
Shared by: John Lowe on Jul, 2012
Summary: Today, we are going to study the book of Esther. If you have never read it or if it has been a long time and the details have become a little fuzzy, get ready, because this is an exciting story.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1-10:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,440
Rick Pendleton avatar
Haman Is Alive and Well
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Apr, 2012
Summary: Anti-Abortion sermon from the book of Esther... very thought provoking
Scripture: Esther 1:1-9:32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,331
Chris Jordan avatar
Esther: For Such a Time as This
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2011
Summary: God has called YOU to the Kingdom of God for such a time as this. What is He calling you to do that might involve you getting out of your comfort zone?
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1-4:16
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 3,746
William R. Nabaza avatar
Mordecai's Loyalty To God - Esther 3:2
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2011
Summary: Mordecai's Loyalty To God - Esther 3:2 What rewards to get when you are being tried on your loyalty to God?
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,468
Jamie Lee avatar
God At Work
Shared by: Jamie Lee on May, 2011
Summary: Start of Esther, we wonder how God moves and why He moves His people
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 1:1-2:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,120
Johnny Palmer avatar
Providence of God in those Empowered.
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Mar, 2010
Summary: God is in control - over all, big shots; little shots; and those who ought to be shot!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 434
Rebeca Vivar avatar
Shared by: Rebeca Vivar on Mar, 2010
Summary: Reflexión sobre la vida de la Reina Esther, una muchacha autentica que Dios la levanta para interceder por su pueblo.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:1-9:15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 10,956
Jim Kane avatar
The Bible: An Ancient Book with a Current Message
Shared by: Jim Kane on Feb, 2010
Summary: The third of three sermons on the Bible and its importance
Scripture: Esther 1:10-22
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 760
Howard Strickland avatar
I Love My Spouse
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Feb, 2010
Summary: Why was Vashti so resentful? This is a word for every relationship and marriage.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 1:12
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 641
Larry Finley avatar
Living the "High Life."
Shared by: Larry Finley on Jun, 2009
Summary: How the "High Life" leads to the Low Life.
Scripture: Esther 1:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 648
Andy Payne avatar
The Woman who Defied Death
Shared by: Andy Payne on Apr, 2009
Summary: In the book of Esther, we clearly see God at work in the lives of individuals and in the affairs of a nation. Even when it looks as if the world is in the hands of evil people, God is still in control, protecting those who belong to him.
Series: Heroes
Scripture: Esther 1:1-10:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 754
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Veil of Vashti
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jan, 2009
Summary: A little known fact about Vashti’s actions and the importance of her veil.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Esther 1:10-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 12,750