6:1 Ahasuerus, reading in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai, takes care for his reward; 6:4 Haman, coming to sue that Mordecai might be hanged, gives counsel that he might do him honour; 6:12 Complaining of this, his friends tell him of his final destiny.
Verse 1that nightEsther 5:8; Genesis 22:14; 1 Samuel 23:26, 23:27; Isaiah 41:17; Romans 11:33could not the king sleepHeb. the king's sleep fled away, Daniel 2:1, 6:18the book of recordsAs 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. Esther 2:23; Malachi 3:16ReciprocalGenesis 40:1 - it came; 40:5 - General; 41:1 - that Pharaoh; Ruth 2:3 - hap was; 1 Samuel 26:12 - a deep sleep; 1 Kings 14:19 - book; Esther 2:22 - and Esther certified; 10:2 - in the book; Psalm 77:4 - holdest; Ecclesiastes 2:23 - his heartVerse 2BigthanaEsther 2:21, BigthandoorHeb. thresholdReciprocalRuth 2:3 - hap was; Esther 2:22 - and Esther certified; 2:23 - the book; 7:9 - who had spoken; Ecclesiastes 9:15 - yetVerse 3What honourJudges 1:12, 1:13; 1 Samuel 17:25, 17:26; 1 Chronicles 11:6; Daniel 5:7, 5:16, 5:29; Acts 28:8-10There is nothingGenesis 40:23; Psalm 118:8, 118:9; Ecclesiastes 9:15Reciprocal1 Chronicles 19:2 - I will showVerse 4Who is in the courtProverbs 3:27, 3:28; Ecclesiastes 9:10the outwardEsther 4:11, 5:1to speak3:8-11, 5:14, 7:9; Job 5:13; Psalm 2:4, 33:19Reciprocal36:4 - devisethVerse 6whom the kingetc. Heb. in whose honour the king delighteth, Psalm 35:27; Isaiah 42:1, 62:4, 62:5; Jeremiah 32:41; Matthew 3:17; John 5:23To whomEsther 3:2, 3:3, 5:11; Proverbs 1:32, 16:18, 18:12, 30:13; Obadiah 1:3Reciprocal1 Kings 1:33 - to ride; Esther 1:15 - What shall we do; Psalm 94:3 - the wicked; Luke 14:9 - and thou; 16:3 - saidVerse 7whom the kingetc. Heb. in whose honour the king delighteth, Esther 6:9, 6:11ReciprocalGenesis 41:42 - his ringVerse 8Let the royaletc. Heb. Let them bring the royal apparel, wherewith the king clotheth himself. 1 Samuel 18:4; Luke 15:22the horseHerodotus relates, that the kings of Persia had horses peculiar to themselves, which were brought from Armenia, and were remarkable for their beauty; and if the same law prevailed in Persia as in Judea, no man, under the penalty of death, might ride on the king's horse, any more than sit on his throne, wear his crown, or hold his sceptre. 1 Kings 1:33ReciprocalGenesis 41:43 - and they; 1 Kings 22:10 - having put; 2 Kings 11:12 - put the crown; Esther 8:15 - royal apparelVerse 9bring himHeb. cause him to rideproclaimGenesis 41:43; 1 Kings 1:33, 1:34; Zechariah 9:9Reciprocal1 Samuel 18:4 - stripped himself; 1 Kings 22:10 - having put; Esther 6:7 - whom the king; Jeremiah 43:12 - arrayVerse 10Make hasteDaniel 4:37; Luke 14:11; Revelation 18:7let nothing failHeb. suffer not a whit to fall, 2 Kings 10:10
Verse 11took HamanEzra 6:13; Isaiah 60:14; Luke 1:52; Revelation 3:9and arrayedEsther 8:15, 9:3the streetPitts gives a similar account of the mode of honouring a person who turns a Mohammedan, at Algiers: "The apostate is to get on a stately steed, with a rich saddle and fine trappings: he is also richly habited, and has a turban on his head, but nothing of this is to be called his own; only there are given him about two or three yards of broad cloth, which is laid before him on the saddle. The horse, with him on his back, is led all round the city, which he is several hours in doing. The apostate is attended with drums and other music, and twenty or thirty serjeants. They march in order on each side of the horse, with naked swords in their hands. The crier goes before, with a loud voice giving thanks to God for the proselyte that is made.Reciprocal2 Kings 8:5 - the woman; Esther 6:7 - whom the king; Psalm 112:10 - wickedVerse 12came againEsther 2:19; 1 Samuel 3:15; Psalm 131:1, 131:2hasted to his house2 Samuel 17:23; 1 Kings 20:43, 21:4; 2 Chronicles 26:20; Job 20:5havingEsther 7:8; 2 Samuel 15:30; Job 9:24; Jeremiah 14:3, 14:4ReciprocalLeviticus 21:10 - uncover; 1 Kings 21:6 - Because; 2 Kings 8:5 - the woman; Psalm 112:10 - wicked; Acts 12:19 - he wentVerse 13ZereshEsther 5:10-14said his wiseGenesis 41:8; Daniel 2:12If MordecaiGenesis 40:19; 1 Samuel 28:19, 28:20; Job 15:24; Daniel 5:26-28; Zechariah 12:2, 12:3but shalt surelyJob 16:2; Proverbs 28:18; Hosea 14:9Reciprocal2 Samuel 3:1 - David waxed; 13:3 - a friend; 1 Kings 13:21 - Thus saith; 20:43 - went; Job 18:8 - he is cast; Psalm 129:5 - be confoundedVerse 14hasted to bringEsther 5:8, 5:14; Deuteronomy 32:35, 32:36ReciprocalEsther 2:2 - king's servants; 5:5 - Cause Haman; 7:9 - one of the chamberlains