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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Esther 6

Verse 3

6:3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai {a} for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

(a) For he thought it unworthy of his estate to receive a benefit and not reward it.

Verse 4

6:4 And the king said, Who [is] in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to {b} hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.

(b) Thus while the wicked imagine the destruction of others, they themselves fall into the same pit.

Verse 8

6:8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king [useth] to wear, and the {c} horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:

(c) Meaning by this that the king should make him next to himself as Joseph was known to be next to Pharaoh in Genesis 41:43.

Verse 13

6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every [thing] that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai [be] of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, {d} but shalt surely fall before him.

(d) Thus God sometimes puts in the mouth of the very wicked to speak that thing which he has decreed shall come to pass.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Esther 6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.