E S T H E R
A very black and mournful scene here opens, and
which threatens the ruin of all the people of God. Were there not
some such dark nights, the light of the morning would not be so
welcome. I. Haman is made the king's favourite, ver. 1. II. Mordecai refuses to give him the
honour he demands, ver.
2-4. III. Haman, for his sake, vows to be revenged upon
all the Jews, ver. 5, 6.
IV. He, upon a malicious suggestion, obtains an order from the king
to have them all massacred upon a certain day, ver. 7-13. V. This order is dispersed
through the kingdom, ver. 14,