|Esther chapter 1|
||Ahasuerus makes royal feasts.
||Vashti, sent for, refuses to come.
||Ahasuerus, by the counsel of Memucan, puts away Vashti, and makes the decree of men's sovereignty.
|Esther chapter 2|
||Out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be chosen.
||Mordecai the nursing father of Esther.
||Esther preferred before the rest.
||The manner of purification, and going in to the king.
||Esther best pleasing the king, is made queen.
||Mordecai discovering a treason, is recorded in the chronicles.
|Esther chapter 3|
||Haman, advanced by the king, and despised by Mordecai, seeks revenge upon all the Jews.
||He casts lots.
||He obtains by calumniation a decree of the king to put the Jews to death.
|Esther chapter 4|
||The great mourning of Mordecai and the Jews.
||Esther, understanding it, sends to Mordecai, who shews the cause, and advises her to undertake the suit.
||She excusing herself, is threatened by Mordecai.
||She appointing a fast, undertakes the suit.
|Esther chapter 5|
||Esther, adventuring on the king's favour, obtains the grace of the golden sceptre, and invites the king and Haman to a banquet.
||She, being encouraged by the king in her suit, invites them to another banquet the next day.
||Haman, proud of his advancement, repines at the contempt of Mordecai.
||By the counsel of Zeresh he prepares for him a gallows.
|Esther chapter 6|
||Ahasuerus, reading in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai, takes care for his reward.
||Haman, coming to sue that Mordecai might be hanged, gives counsel that he might do him honour.
||Complaining of this, his friends tell him of his final destiny.
|Esther chapter 7|
||Esther, entertaining the king and Haman, makes suit for her own life, and her people's.
||She accuses Haman.
||The king in his anger, understanding of the gallows which Haman had made for Mordecai, causes him to be hanged thereon.
|Esther chapter 8|
||Mordecai is advanced.
||Esther makes suit to reverse Haman's letters.
||Ahasuerus grants to the Jews to defend themselves.
||Mordecai's honour, and the Jews' joy.
|Esther chapter 9|
||The Jews slay their enemies, with the ten sons of Haman.
||Ahasuerus, at the request of Esther, grants another day of slaughter, and Haman's sons to be hanged.
||The two days of Purim are made festival.
|Esther chapter 10|