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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Esther 6

Verse 1

On that night. The time for Divine action had come. See App-23 .

could not the king sleep. God uses small things to accomplish His purposes. See note on Judges 3:21 . We know not what He used here. But the time had come for Him to work.

commanded. Hebrew. 'amar.

they . . . read. The very portion which God ruled for the working out of His plan.

Verse 2

Mordecai had told. See Esther 2:21 , Esther 2:22 .

door = threshold. Hebrew saph.

Verse 4

Now Haman was come. This was the next step. The Figure of speech Parenthesis is used to emphasize the importance of it.

gallows = tree. See note on Esther 5:14 .

Verse 5

standeth in the court. As explained in the Parenthesis, Esther 6:4 .

come in. Note the Figure of speech Anaaiplosis ; Esther 6:5 ending with the same verb which begins the next sentence.

Verse 6

came in. See note on Esther 6:5 .

thought = said.

Verse 8

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in verses: Esther 6:8 , Esther 6:9 , to emphasize the eagerness with which Haman enumerated the honours his heart desired.

Verse 9

one = a man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 10

Make haste = be expeditious. Hebrew. mahar, as in Esther 5:5 ; not dahaph (to urge oneself), as in Esther 6:12 ; Esther 3:15 ; or bahal (to hurry away), as in Esther 6:14 ; Esther 8:14 .

as = according as.

Verse 12

hasted. Hebrew. dahaph. See note on Esther 6:10 .

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton in verses: Esther 6:12 , Esther 6:13 , emphasizing the excitement which had seized him.

Verse 13

Zeresh. See note on Esther 5:14 .

Verse 14

while. Everything was hastening to the approaching crisis.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Esther 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.