Esther 4:13-14

Fill in the blanks using the New King James Version of the Bible.

And _________ told them to answer _________ :

 “Do not think in your
_________ that you will

in the king’s _________ any more

 than all the other
_________ For if you

completely  _________ at this time,

 relief and
_________ will arise for the Jews
from another
_________ , but you and your

father’s house will
_________ . Yet who knows

whether you have come to the
_________ for

_________ as this?”

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson,
   Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."



Esther was a Jewish girl who had been taken captive. After her parents died, she was adopted a family member, Mordecai, who raised her as his own daughter.
King Xerxes was looking for a new queen. Many young women were considered, but after a year of beauty treatments, Esther was chosen to be the new queen.
Haman was the most powerful man in the kingdom besides the king. He was an evil man who hated the Jewish people and plotted to have them killed.
Mordecai persuaded Esther to go to the king and plead for the lives of the Jewish people. She could be killed for going before him when she hadn't been called. But she was brave and went to see the king. She invited him and the evil man, Haman, to a banquet. During the meal, she revealed the plot against the Jews and accused Haman. Haman was hanged on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai, and the Jews were allowed to defend themselves. Mordecai was honored.
Since that time Jews have remembered Esther and celebrated the Feast of Purim.