by Harley Howard

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Esther Chapter 9 and 10 (6 of 6)
Series: The Book of Esther
Dr. Harley Howard
Esther 9-10

Esther Chapter 9

1 Now in the twelfth month, that [is], the month Adar, on the
thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his
decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the
enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it
was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that
hated them;)

2 The Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout
all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as
sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of
them fell upon all people.

3 And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the
deputies, and officers of the king, helped the Jews; because the
fear of Mordecai fell upon them.

God put so much of the fear of Mordecai into the hearts of the
people that the very people who were ordered to kill the Jews,
helped Mordecai to defeat those who would have killed them! This
is God's doing. God made Mordecai and object of dread to the
enemies of the Jews. He put His fear into the life of this once
simple, humble gatekeeper, then He placed him in second of
command in the kingdom and the people reverenced him greatly.
This is God's doing

4 For Mordecai [was] great in the king's house, and his fame went
out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed
greater and greater.

Mordecai's greatness and fame was spread throughout the
provinces and he became greater and greater in power and
popularity to all of the people.

5 Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the
sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would
unto those that hated them.

6 And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five
hundred men.

7 And Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and Aspatha,

8 And Poratha, and Adalia, and Aridatha,

9 And P ...

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