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Bible Commentaries
Esther 5

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-14

Esther 5:1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

Esther 5:1 Comments A man is visually attracted to the beauty of a woman’s appearance. Esther made herself beautiful with her royal garments in order to enter the presence of the king.

Esther 5:2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

Esther 5:2 “she obtained favour in his sight” Comments - Why did Esther receive the favour of the king? God moved on the heart of the King (Proverbs 21:1).

Proverbs 21:1, “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”

Esther 5:13 Comments The gallows was made fifty cubits high, which was about a hundred and fifty feet. The taller the gallows, the greater the number of people to witness the victim’s death, and the greater humiliation for the victim as well.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Esther 5". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/esther-5.html. 2013.
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