Thursday, February 5, 2015

Esther, Day 4 Readings

Haman Meets His Fate and the Jews are Saved  

Today's reading describes Esther's banquet, in which she pulled the rug out from under Haman.  She revealed that the king's edict would kill her people and that it was Haman's plot.  Learning this, the king ordered Haman's execution, which took place on the gallows which Haman had ordered to be built to hang Mordacai.  After this, the king ordered a new decree to be sent out from him saving the Jews and allowing them, on the day which had been set for their destruction, to kill others who wanted to harm the Jews.

Read Esther 7:1-8:17  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Esther 7-8 today.