|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 5:12 (King James Version)
Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.
- Yea, Esther
- Plutarch, in his life of Artaxerxes, informs us, that none but the king's mother, and his real wife, were permitted to sit at his table; and therefore he mentions it as a condescension in that prince, that he sometimes invited his brothers. Haman, therefore, had some reason to be proud of this favour.
- Job 8:12 Job 8:13 ; 20:5-8 Psalms 37:35 Psalms 37:36 ; Proverbs 7:22 Proverbs 7:23 ; 27:1 Luke 21:34 Luke 21:35
- 1 Thessalonians 5:3