Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO ESTHER 6\\

Ahasuerus, not being able to sleep in the night, ordered the book of
records to be brought and read to him, where a fact of Mordecai's was
registered, and, upon inquiry, it appeared that nothing had been done
to him for it, \\#Es 6:1-3\\ and Haman being in the outward court,
was ordered in, with whom the king consulted what should be done to
the man the king delighted to honour; to which Haman gave answer, and
was bid to do as he said, \\#Es 6:4-10\\, which he did, but went home
after it confounded and sorrowful, and told his mournful case to his
wife and friends, who plainly foresaw his downfall, \\#Es 6:11-14\\.