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August 2


Esther 5:1-14
1. Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the kings house, over against the kings house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the entrance of the house.
2. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
3. Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom.
4. And Esther said, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.
5. Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that it may be done as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
6. And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.
7. Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is:
8. if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to-morrow as the king hath said.
9. Then went Haman forth that day joyful and glad of heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the kings gate, that he stood not up nor moved for him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai.
10. Nevertheless Haman refrained himself, and went home; and he sent and fetched his friends and Zeresh his wife.
11. And Haman recounted unto them the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.
12. Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to-morrow also am I invited by her together with the king.
13. Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the kings gate.
14. Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Esther 6:1-14
1. On that night could not the king sleep; and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
2. And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the kings chamberlains, of those that kept the threshold, who had sought to lay hands on the king Ahasuerus.
3. And the king said, What honor and dignity hath been bestowed on Mordecai for this? Then said the kings servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
4. And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the kings house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
5. And the kings servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6. So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor? Now Haman said in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honor more than to myself?
7. And Haman said unto the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honor,
8. let royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and on the head of which a crown royal is set:
9. and let the apparel and the horse be delivered to the hand of one of the kings most noble princes, that they may array the man therewith whom the king delighteth to honor, and cause him to ride on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor.
10. Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the kings gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
11. Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and caused him to ride through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor.
12. And Mordecai came again to the kings gate. But Haman hasted to his house, mourning and having his head covered.
13. And Haman recounted unto Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai, before whom thou hast begun to fall, be of the seed of the Jews, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.
14. While they were yet talking with him, came the kings chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.

Psalms 90:1-6
1. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place In all generations.
2. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3. Thou turnest man to destruction, And sayest, Return, ye children of men.
4. For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night.
5. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

Proverbs 22:9-9
9. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Romans 4:1-25
1. What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, hath found according to the flesh?
2. For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.
3. For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.
4. Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt.
5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.
6. Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,
7. saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.
8. Blessed is the man to whom, the Lord will not reckon sin.
9. Is this blessing then pronounced upon the circumcision, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say, To Abraham his faith was reckoned for righteousness.
10. How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:
11. and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision; that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned unto them;
12. and the father of circumcision to them who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham which he had in uncircumcision.
13. For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.
14. For if they that are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of none effect:
15. for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.
16. For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
17. (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.
18. Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19. And without being weakened in faith he considered his own body now as good as dead (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarahs womb;
20. yet, looking unto the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God,
21. and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22. Wherefore also it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.
23. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was reckoned unto him;
24. but for our sake also, unto whom it shall be reckoned, who believe on him that raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
25. who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.