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Esther 2 - AMP

2 Then the king's servants who ministered to him said, Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king. 3 And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom to gather all the beautiful young virgins to the capital in Shushan, to the harem under the custody of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their things for purification be given them. 4 And let the maiden who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti. This pleased the king, and he did so. 5 There was a certain Jew in the capital in Shushan whose name was Mordecai son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite, 6 Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captives taken away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried into exile. 7 He had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was beautiful and lovely, and when her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter. 8 So when the king's command and his decree were proclaimed and when many maidens were gathered in Shushan the capital under the custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken to the king's house into the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women. 9 And the maiden pleased and obtained his favor. And he speedily gave her the things for her purification and her portion of food and the seven chosen maids to be given her from the king's palace; and he removed her and her maids to the best in the harem. 10 Esther had not made known her nationality or her kindred, for Mordecai had charged her not to do so. 11 And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and what would become of her. 12 Now when the turn of each maiden came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the regulations for the women had been carried out for twelve months--since this was the regular period for their beauty treatments, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet spices and perfumes and the things for the purifying of the women-- 13 Then in this way the maiden came to the king: whatever she desired was given her to take with her from the harem into the king's palace. 14 In the evening she went and next day she returned into the second harem in the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch who was in charge of the concubines. She came to the king no more unless the king delighted in her and she was called for by name. 15 Now when the turn for Esther the daughter of Abihail, the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her as his own daughter, had come to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's attendant, the keeper of the women, suggested. And Esther won favor in the sight of all who saw her. 16 So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus into his royal palace in the tenth month, the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. 17 And the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the maidens, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 Then the king gave a great feast for all his princes and his servants, Esther's feast; and he gave a holiday to the provinces and gave gifts in keeping with the generosity of the king. 19 And when the maidens were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate. 20 Now Esther had not yet revealed her nationality or her people, for she obeyed Mordecai's command to her just as when she was being brought up by him. 21 In those days, while Mordecai sat at the king's gate, two of the king's eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh, of those who guarded the door, were angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 22 And this was known to Mordecai, who told it to Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in Mordecai's name. 23 When it was investigated and found to be true, both men were hanged on the gallows. And it was recorded in the Book of the Chronicles in the king's presence.



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Elmer Towns avatar
Grandpa Mordecai Lesson 9
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: Greatest Adopted Child in History
Scripture: Esther 2:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 47
Archie Norman avatar
When Your Life Becomes a Soap Opera
Shared by: Archie Norman on Sep, 2015
Summary: Esther
Series: Esther
Scripture: Esther 2:15-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 390
Shawn Drake avatar
How To Make Good Decisions
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Jul, 2015
Summary: This is the 2nd sermon in the series "God Is Here". Christians need to be reminded in how to make decisions that please God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,333
Thomas Swope avatar
Beautiful Inside And Out
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jun, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Ester chapter 2 verses 1 through 23
Series: Ester
bala samson avatar
Sin not with your lips!
Shared by: bala samson on Feb, 2015
Summary: Yes, Bible reading, church-going Christians join the ‘curse God club’ and get ruined.
True Neilson avatar
Surprising Endings
Shared by: 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 2:1-18
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 459
True Neilson avatar
Taking a Stand
Shared by: 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 2:19-3:15
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 839
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: 461
Ed McNeely avatar
When God wants someting done He is with you uintil it is done
Shared by: Ed McNeely on Jan, 2015
Summary: God uses our faith in accomplishing His will
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 2:1-4:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 499
Charlie Roberts avatar
Where Are All The Esther's?
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on May, 2014
Summary: The option that says, I know God is bigger than this, I know God has said that all things are possible to those who believe, I know God is a God of miracles, but ....it's so cozy and warm right where we are
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:5-8:2
Views: 3,109
Clair Sauer avatar
With Great Privilege, Comes Great Responsibility
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Sep, 2013
Summary: As disciples of Christ, we have an obligation to
Scripture: Esther 2:16-8:17
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 879
David Owens avatar
Here Comes Trouble!
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2013
Summary: God is always at work at we can trust Him, even when evil looks like it is taking over.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 2:21-3:15
Views: 1,687
David Owens avatar
And The Winner Is...Esther!
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2013
Summary: In this sermon, we consider the part of the story of Esther where she enters the contest and wins the kings heart and the crown. For application, we wrestle with the questions: Where were the parents and was Esther always godly?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 2:2-18
Views: 857
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
Jason Jones avatar
Responsible for a Deliverer
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jan, 2013
Summary: Exposition of Responsibility
Scripture: Esther 2:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 438
Bobby Stults avatar
Thankfulness
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Nov, 2012
Summary: This is a topical look into thankfulness using the Book of Esther as the biblical pattern. We can learn a great deal from Esther and Mordecai about being thankful. This morning we will see the general reason for our need to be thankful.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 2:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,695
Rick Crandall avatar
Great Help for Hard Times
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2012
Summary: 1. Focus on your family right now (2:19-20). 2. Boldly decide to make a difference (2:21-23). 3. Pray for a Godly government (3:1-2). 4. Be prepared for persecution (3:3-15). 5. Have complete confidence in the Lord (3:2).
Scripture: Esther 2:16-3:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,400
Rick Crandall avatar
God’s Plan for His People
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2012
Summary: 1. Rejecting God’s way leads to a sick society (vs. 1-4). 2. God wants His servants to stand in the gap (vs. 5-7). 3. God has a heavenly purpose for our earthly success (vs. 8-9 & 12-17). 4. The right choice changes everything (vs. 17).
Scripture: Esther 2:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,504
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
Gordon Curley avatar
God Cares
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Showing how God cares through the story of Esther - PowerPoint slides aere available for this sermon on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:5-11
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 982
Larry Finley avatar
Six Truths to Live By
Shared by: Larry Finley on Jul, 2009
Summary: Biblical records of failures are to warn and to teach
Series: Esther
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:19-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,836
Larry Finley avatar
The Tragedy of a One Night Stand
Shared by: Larry Finley on Jul, 2009
Summary: Esther had many good qualities but she was not a person I would want my daughter to emulate in all of her ways
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 2:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,060
Brian Atwood avatar
Making Good Decisions (and Getting Over Bad Ones)
Shared by: Brian Atwood on Jan, 2009
Summary: Five practical precepts for making good choices based on Esther chapter two.
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,423
Richard White avatar
saying Yes to God part 2
Shared by: Richard White on Aug, 2008
Summary: Sometimes God puts us into positions or places we would not normally go. For such a time as this we are where we are for God’s glory.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Esther 2:1-20
Views: 686
Charles La Porte avatar
The Life of Esther pt 1
Shared by: Charles La Porte on Jun, 2008
Summary: this two part series looks at the life of Esther and relates how we can begin to live as God intended thru the transforming power of the Holy Spirit
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:1-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,006
Victor Yap avatar
Be the World to One Person
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Esther, Pt. 2
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,687
Vera Hughes avatar
It's Time to Get Out of the Box!
Shared by: Vera Hughes on Aug, 2007
Summary: God has purposed you to walk in His will for your life. Many times we start believing what others have destined for our lives such as "you will never be anything; you are stupid; you are nothing". This has caused many of us to "be in a box". It’s time
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:5-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,815
David Owens avatar
Avoiding the Mistake of Revenge
Shared by: David Owens on Jun, 2007
Summary: Seeking revenge ends up hurting us more than anyone. Look at how that truth is discovered in Haman’s situation.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:1-7:15
Views: 1,661
Matthew  Sickling avatar
Queen Esther
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: 10,238
Victor Yap avatar
The Visible Minority
Shared by: Victor Yap on Oct, 2006
Summary: Esther, Pt. 2
Series: "Esther"
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Esther 2:1-23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,522