|Overview - Esther 6|
|1||Ahasuerus, reading in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai, takes care for his reward.|
|4||Haman, coming to sue that Mordecai might be hanged, gives counsel that he might do him honour.|
|12||Complaining of this, his friends tell him of his final destiny.|
Esther 6:1 (King James Version)
On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
- that night
- 5:8 Genesis 22:14 ; 1 Samuel 23:26 1 Samuel 23:27 ; Isaiah 41:17 ; Romans 11:33
- could not the king sleep
- Hebrew the king's sleep fled away.
- Daniel 2:1 ; 6:18
- the book of records
- As chronicles were composed among the Persians, a more instructive and interesting work could not be brought before the king; because they were all written in verse, and were generally the work of the most eminent poets of the empire.
- 2:23 Malachi 3:16