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Haman’s desire is to destroy all the Jews, but God won’t let this happen for His redemptive plan hinges on Christ, the promised descendant of Abraham.

BibleGateway: Esther 2:19-3:6; 6:6-10

ESV Text: Esther 2:19-3:6; 6:6-10

KJV Text:

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19 And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king’s gate. 20 Esther had not yet shewed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.

     21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king’s gate, two of the king’s chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus. 22 And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai’s name. 23 And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.(KJV)

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     1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him. 2 And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence. 3 Then the king’s servants, which were in the king’s gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king’s commandment? 4 Now it came to pass, when they spake daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai’s matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew. 5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath. 6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 55:
Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come

— Organ Audio

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1. Come, Thou precious Ransom, come, 
Only Hope for sinful mortals! 
Come, O Savior of the world! 
Open are to Thee all portals. 
Come, Thy beauty let us see; 
Anxiously we wait for Thee. 

2. Enter now my waiting heart, 
Glorious King and Lord most holy. 
Dwell in me and ne’er depart, 
Though I am but poor and lowly. 
Ah, what riches will be mine 
When Thou art my Guest Divine! 

3. My hosannas and my palms 
Graciously receive, I pray Thee; 
Evermore, as best I can, 
Savior, I will homage pay Thee, 
And in faith I will embrace, 
Lord, Thy merit through Thy grace. 

4. Hail, hosanna, David’s Son! 
Help, Lord, hear our supplication! 
Let Thy kingdom, scepter, crown, 
Bring us blessing and salvation, 
That forever we may sing: 
Hail, hosanna! to our King. 

Hymn: LSB 351 Creator of the Stars of Night