E S T H E R
We left the plotter hanging, and are now to see
what becomes of his plot. I. His plot was to raise an estate for
himself; and all his estate, being confiscated for treason, is
given to Esther and Mordecai, ver. 1,
2. II. His plot was to ruin the Jews; and as to that, 1.
Esther earnestly intercedes for the reversing of the edict against
them, ver. 3-6. 2. It is in
effect done by another edict, here published, empowering the Jews
to stand up in their own defence against their enemies, ver. 7-14. III. This occasions great
joy to the Jews and all their friends, ver. 15-17.