|Overview - Esther 2|
|1||Out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be chosen.|
|5||Mordecai the nursing father of Esther.|
|8||Esther preferred before the rest.|
|12||The manner of purification, and going in to the king.|
|15||Esther best pleasing the king, is made queen.|
|21||Mordecai discovering a treason, is recorded in the chronicles.|
Esther 2:17 (King James Version)
And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- or, kindness. in his sight. Hebrew before him. so
- that he set.
- 4:14 1 Samuel 2:8 ; Psalms 75:6 Psalms 75:7 ; Psalms 113:7 Psalms 113:8 Ezekiel 17:24 ; Luke 1:48-52
- Bishop Patrick observes, that those who suggest that Esther committed a great sin to come at the dignity of queen of Persia, do not consider the custom of those times and countries. Every one that the king took to his bed was married to him, and was his wife of a lower rank, as Hagar was to Abraham.