|Overview - Esther 5|
|1||Esther, adventuring on the king's favour, obtains the grace of the golden sceptre, and invites the king and Haman to a banquet.|
|6||She, being encouraged by the king in her suit, invites them to another banquet the next day.|
|9||Haman, proud of his advancement, repines at the contempt of Mordecai.|
|14||By the counsel of Zeresh he prepares for him a gallows.|
Esther 5:8 (King James Version)
If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.
- Hebrew do. let the king.
- Esther probably wished another interview, that she might ingratiate herself more fully into the king's favour, and thus secure the success of her design. But Providence disposed of things thus, to give time for the important event mentioned in the following chapter.
- 6:1-13 Proverbs 16:9