Manasseh passed away 1 and was buried in his palace. His son Amon replaced him as king.
This young woman pleased him, 1 and she found favor with him. He quickly provided her with her cosmetics and her rations; he also provided her with the seven specially chosen 2 young women who were from the palace. He then transferred her and her young women to the best quarters in the harem. 3
Then the king said, “Who is that in the courtyard?” Now Haman had come to the outer courtyard of the palace to suggest that the king hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had constructed for him.
He burned down the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and all the houses in Jerusalem, including every large house.
It so happened that on the third day Esther put on her royal attire and stood in the inner court of the palace, 1 opposite the king’s quarters. 2 The king was sitting on his royal throne in the palace, opposite the entrance. 3
Huram also said, “Worthy of praise is the Lord God of Israel, who made the sky and the earth! He has given David a wise son who has discernment and insight and will build a temple for the Lord, as well as a royal palace for himself. 1
It so happened that when the king’s edict and his law became known 1 many young women were taken to Susa the citadel to be placed under the authority of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the royal palace 2 to be under the authority of Hegai, who was overseeing the women.
In Susa the citadel the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men.
He put him in charge of his palace, 1 and made him manager of all his property,
Then God made the overseer of the court officials sympathetic to Daniel. 1
All the saints greet you, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.
His servant Zimri, a commander of half of his chariot force, conspired against him. While Elah was drinking heavily 1 at the house of Arza, who supervised the palace in Tirzah,
The Lord afflicted the king with an illness; he suffered from a skin disease 1 until the day he died. He lived in separate quarters, 2 while his son Jotham was in charge of the palace and ruled over the people of the land.
They summoned the king, so Eliakim son of Hilkiah, the palace supervisor, accompanied by Shebna the scribe and Joah son of Asaph, the secretary, went out to meet them.
Eliakim son of Hilkiah, the palace supervisor, accompanied by Shebna the scribe and Joah son of Asaph, the secretary, went to Hezekiah with their clothes torn 1 and reported to him what the chief adviser had said.
He sent Eliakim the palace supervisor, Shebna the scribe, and the leading priests, 1 clothed in sackcloth, with this message to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz:
Ahaz gathered riches 1 from the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and the officials and gave them to the king of Assyria, but that did not help.