King James Bible
with Catholic Commentary by George Leo Haydock

Esther 1

The royal feast of Ahasuerus. (1-9) Vashti’s refusal to appear, The king’s decree. (10-22)

Esther 2

Esther chosen queen. (1-20) Mordecai discovers a plot against the king. (21-23)

Esther 3

Haman seeks to destroy the Jews. (1-6) He obtains a decree against the Jews. (7-15)

Esther 4

The Jews lament their danger. (1-4) Esther undertakes to plead for the Jews. (5-17)

Esther 5

Esther’s application received. (1-8) Haman prepares to hang Mordecai. (9-14)

Esther 6

Providence recommends Mordecai to the king’s favour. (1-3) Haman’s counsel honours Mordecai. (4-11) Haman’s friends tell him of his danger. (12-14)

Esther 7

Esther accuses Haman. (1-6) Haman hanged on his own gallows. (7-10)

Esther 8

Mordecai is advanced. (1,2) Esther makes suit for the Jews. (3-14) Mordecai honoured, The joy of the Jews. (15-17)

Esther 9

The success of the Jews. (1-19) The feast of Purim in remembrance of this. (20-32)

Esther 10

Greatness of Ahasuerus-Mordecai’s advancement.