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Esther 5 - ESV

Esther Prepares a Banquet

1 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. 2 And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 3 And the king said to her, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom." 4 And Esther said, "If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king." 5 Then the king said, "Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked." So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared.

6 And as they were drinking wine after the feast, the king said to Esther, "What is your wish? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled." 7 Then Esther answered, "My wish and my request is: 8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my wish and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come to the feast that I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said."

Haman Plans to Hang Mordecai

9 And Haman went out that day joyful and glad of heart. But when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he neither rose nor trembled before him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and brought his friends and his wife Zeresh.

11 And Haman recounted to them the splendor of his riches, the number of his sons, all the promotions with which the king had honored him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and the servants of the king. 12 Then Haman said, "Even Queen Esther let no one but me come with the king to the feast she prepared. And tomorrow also I am invited by her together with the king. 13 Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate." 14 Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows[a] fifty cubits[b] high be made, and in the morning tell the king to have Mordecai hanged upon it. Then go joyfully with the king to the feast." This idea pleased Haman, and he had the gallows made.


a. Esther 5:14 Or stake; twice in this verse
b. Esther 5:14 Or stake; twice in this verse

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Shared by: Archie Norman on Nov, 2015
Summary: Esther
Series: Esther
Scripture: Esther 4:15-5:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 275
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Aug, 2015
Summary: This is the 5th sermon in the series "God Is Here". We need to wait upon the Lord and also be faithful when God's says, "Act".
Scripture: Esther 5:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,000
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Ester chapter 5 : 1 – 14
Series: Ester
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Shared by: Shawn miller on Apr, 2015
Summary: Using the Story of Esther, this sermon describes God's providence and our need to realize that we are where we are not by accident but by God's design, therefore faith and prayer is needed to face the current cultural challenges we face today.
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Shameless Self-Promotion
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 5:1-14
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 737
Ovidiu Radulescu avatar
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Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Jan, 2015
Summary: Years for Mordecai brave act and no medal. No promotion. Not a single word of appreciation. “God, I am depressed. I did such a good thing for the king sake, I’ve risked my career, my life, but no one cares. I quit my job/faith". Know this feeling?
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Scripture: Esther 5:1-6:14
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
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Shared by: Ed McNeely on Jan, 2015
Summary: Lessons of Faith from the faithful
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Shared by: Larrin Robertson on Nov, 2014
Summary: A profile of courage in the person of Esther
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 4:16-5:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,363
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
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Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jun, 2014
Summary: Sometimes we have to be willing to stand alone for God. We need to remember which kingdom we belong to and what it is that God is calling us to do.
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Shared by: Greg Laurie on Feb, 2014
Summary: With every choice, we are either sowing to the flesh or to the Spirit!
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Scripture: Esther 5:1-14
Views: 2,861
David Owens avatar
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Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2013
Summary: I cover the part of the story where Esther approaches the king and asks for the king and Haman to join her for a banquet. I talk about waiting on the Lord before taking important stands.
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2012
Summary: 1. A lesson from the urgent pardon (vs. 1-3). 2. A lesson from the unexpected plan (vs. 3-8). 3. A lesson from the uncontrolled pride (vs. 9-13). 4. A lesson from the ungodly plot (vs. 14).
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Scripture: Esther 5:1-14
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Views: 1,346
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Shared by: Jamie Lee on May, 2011
Summary: During times of uncertainty, we often seek for direction in our life as did Esther did in her life of uncertainty.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 4:11-5:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,458
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Shared by: Larry Finley on Aug, 2009
Summary: Gaining favor involves preparation and anticipation.
Series: Esther
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Scripture: Esther 5:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,441
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Shared by: Brian Atwood on Jan, 2009
Summary: How prayer with fasting INCREASES INSIGHT and REDUCES STRESS.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Esther 4:15-5:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,489
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Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Esther, Pt. 5
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Esther 5:1-14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,442
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Shared by: Matthew Sickling on Apr, 2007
Summary: This sermon focuses on the amazing circumstances surrounding the beautiful story of a young Jewish girl and her ’Cinderala story.’
based on 30 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,233
Chris Kelly avatar
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Shared by: Chris Kelly on Oct, 2006
Summary: Learn with Esther how to understand and follow the invisible God through the incredible trials and challenges of life.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Esther 5:1-5
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 2,188
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Shared by: Chris Kelly on Oct, 2006
Summary: Learn with Esther how to understand and follow the invisible God through the incredible trials and challenges of life.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Esther 5:9-14
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 8,704
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Oct, 2006
Summary: Esther and Mordecai act on their own initiative to bring about the salvatin of the Jews, but God is present in the background bringing things together.
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Scripture: Esther 5:1-10:3
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,736
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Shared by: Victor Yap on Oct, 2006
Summary: Esther, Pt. 5
Series: "Esther"
based on 8 ratings
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Views: 3,116
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jul, 2005
Summary: Sometimes we find ourselves in horrible predicaments without an answer. Yet, with God’s help, we can often find the “way of escape” if we do not give up and keep trusting Him.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Esther 4:4-5:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,007
Kevin Higgins avatar
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Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Aug, 2004
Summary: Two opposing traits at work.
Series: Esther
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,287
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Shared by: Lonnie Huett on May, 2004
Summary: Fear, wavering, and the "Mordecai factor" will dimish your life, faith and hope.
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Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,155
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Shared by: Lynn Floyd on Jan, 2004
Summary: I talk about starting the new year with 1Corinthians 10:31 as a theme verse.
based on 50 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 11,991
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Shared by: Chris Talton on Sep, 2003
Summary: There are times in our lives when not much seems to be happening. It’s easy to lose our joy. But we can maintain our joy even when it seems like we are on hold.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Esther 5:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 787
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Shared by: Donald Carpenter on May, 2003
Summary: . In Esther chapter 5, God has preserved for us a look at the contrast between the bad guy, Haman, and the good gal, Esther. As we discover these character qualities, or the lack thereof, examine your own life to see what you need to work on.
Series: Esther
based on 21 ratings
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Views: 2,237
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Shared by: Jim Twamley on Mar, 2003
Summary: There are 4 major lessons we learn from the book of Esther: 1. God has a plan for your life. 2. Satan has a plan for your life. 3. You have a choice. 4. God has the answer.
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