November 12th

Today I read Esther 8:

The king gave Haman’s estate to Queen Esther, and his signet ring to Mordecai, and although the kings previous order could not be revoked, the king allowed Mordecai to write a new one on the king’s behalf for the Jews to be able to assemble and protect themselves, and to plunder their enemies.

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November 8th

Today I read Esther 5:

Esther went to the king and was invited to approach him, and he asked her what she wanted. She invited Haman and the king to a banquet she prepared and another banquet on the following day, but Haman had a tall execution structure built for Mordecai to be executed on.

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