Outline of Esther 7

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Esther 7:1-6 Treachery Told
- Invitation (Esther 7:1-2)
   Banquet of the Queen
   Benevolence of the Question
- Intercession (Esther 7:3-4)
   Propriety "If I have found favour in thy sight"
   Preservation "let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request"
   Particulars
    - Silver "we are sold, I and my people"
    - Slaughter "to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish"
    - Slavery "if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen"
    - Silence "I had held my tongue"
    - Spoilage "the enemy could not countervail the king's damage"
- Indignation (Esther 7:5-6)
   Audacity of the Evildoer (Esther 7:5)
   Accusation of Esther (Esther 7:6a)
   Anxiety of the Enemy (Esther 7:6b)

Esther 7:7-10 Tables Turned
- Rage of the Monarch (Esther 7:7-8)
  Fury of Ahasuerus "the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath"
  Fear of Haman "he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king"
  Falling of Haman "Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was"
  Framing of Ahasuerus "Will he force the queen also before me in the house"
  Fate of Haman "they covered Haman's face"
- Retribution of the Murderer (Esther 7:9-10)
  Harbonah’s Disclosure (Esther 7:9)
  Haman’s Death (Esther 7:10)

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Outline of Esther 6

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Esther 6:1-3 Restlessness of Ahasuerus 
- Review of the Scrolls (Esther 6:1)
- Rebellion of the Subjects (Esther 6:2)
- Recognition of the Servant (Esther 6:3)

Esther 6:4-9 Reversal for Haman 
- His Atrocity  (Esther 6:4)
- His Approach (Esther 6:5)
- His Arrogance (Esther 6:6)
- His Answer (Esther 6:7-9)
   Enoblement "Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear"
   Exaltation "and the horse that the king rideth upon"
   Emminence "and the crown royal which is set upon his head"
   Excessiveness "to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes"
   Extravagrance "that they may array the man withal"
   Elevation "and proclaim before him"

Esther 6:10-14 Reward of Mordecai
- Recognition of Mordecai (Esther 6:10-12a)
   Decree of Ahasuerus (Esther 6:10)
   Deference of Haman (Esther 6:11)
   Dignity of Mordecai (Esther 6:12a)
- Reaction of Haman (Esther 6:12b-14)
   Shame of the Fallen (Esther 6:12)
   Surmising of his Friends (Esther 6:13)
   Servants of the Feast (Esther 6:14)

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Outline of Esther 5

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Esther 5:1-2 Boldness of Esther (Fearlessness)
 - Approach to the Sovereign (Esther 5:1)
    Attire Awaiting Authority
 - Acceptance by the Sceptre (Esther 5:2)
    Standing Sight Satisfaction Scepter Session

Esther 5:3-8 Backing of Ahasuerus (Favour)
- Favour with the Monarch (Esther 5:3-5)
   Request (Esther 5:3)
   Response (Esther 5:4)
   Reception (Esther 5:5)
- Feast in Masquerade (Esther 5:6-8)
   Probe (Esther 5:6)
   Politeness (Esther 5:7-8a)
   Postponement (Esther 5:8b)
   Promise (Esther 5:8c)

Esther 5:9-14 Boasting of Haman (Fancy)
- Gladness (Esther 5:9a)
- Gall (Esther 5:9b)
   No Respect and Recognition for Haman
- Grapple (Esther 5:10)
- Greatness (Esther 5:11-12)
   Fortune - "the glory of his riches"
   Family - "the multitude of his children"
   Fame - "all the things wherein the king had promoted him"
   Furtherance - "advanced him above the princes and servants of the king"
   Feast - "the banquet that she had prepared"
   Fellowship - "am I invited unto her also with the king"
- Grievance (Esther 5:13)
- Gallows (Esther 5:14)
   Masterminds - "Zeresh his wife and all his friends"
   Malice - "gallows be made"
   Measurement - "fifty cubits high"
   Morrow - "to morrow speak thou unto the king"
   Murder - "Mordecai may be hanged"
   Merriment - "go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet"
   Making - "he caused the gallows to be made"

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Outline of Philemon

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Phm 1:1-7 Paul's Greeting / Praise of Philemon
- Paul's Courtesy (Phm 1:1-3)
   Sender
    - Apostle (Paul)
    - Associate (Timothy)
   Saints
    - In the Family
       Husband (Philemon)
       Help-meet (Apphia)
       Helper (Archippus)
    - In the Fellowship (the Church)
    Salutation
    - Divine Provision
       Capacity to Do - Grace to you
       Calmness to Depend - and peace
    - Divine Persons
       Almighty  - from God our Father
       Anointed - and the Lord Jesus Christ
- Paul's Compliment (Phm 1:4-7)
   Philemon's Faithfulness
   - Cause for Thanksgiving to the Sovereign
   - Case of Trusting the Saviour
   - Care of Tenderness for the Saints
   Philemon's Frutifulness
   - His Exercise - Blessings Received
   - His Encouragement - Bowels Refreshed

Phm 1:8-16 Philemon's Grace / Plea for Onesimus
- Paul's Attitude (Phm 1:8-9)
  (Not as an Apostle but as Aged Prisoner)
   Authoritative (Boldness) - Convenience to Enjoin
   Alternative (Beseeching) - Consideration to Entreat
- Paul's Appeal (Phm 1:10-14)
   Conversion of a Sinner (Phm 1:10)
   Change in Standing (Phm 1:11)
   Commendation of a Saint (Phm 1:12)
   Consideration of a Servant  (Phm 1:13)
   Consent for a Slave (Phm 1:14)
- Paul's Assurance (Phm 1:15-16)
   Reception that Lasts (Phm 1:15)
   Relations in the Lord (Phm 1:16)

Phm 1:17-25 Onesimus' Guarantee / Pledge & Parting of Paul
- Charity (Phm 1:17-20)
   Acceptance of a Felon
   Account of a Father
   Affirmation of Favour
   Affection in Fellowship
- Confidence (Phm 1:21-22)
   Submission of Philemon
   Shelter for Paul

- Conclusion
   Salutation (Phm 1:23-24)
   - Fellowprisoner
   - Fellowlabourers
   Supplication (Phm 1:25)
   - Central Blessing
   - Core Being

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Outline of Esther 4

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Esther 4:1-9 Anguish in Despair
- Mourning in Sackcloth (Esther 4:1-3)
   The Carnage Before
   The Clothes He Tore
   The Contrition He Wore
   The Cry He Bore
- Messengers in Survey (Esther 4:4-6)
   Chamberlains (Esther 4:4)
    Report - "Esther's maids and her chamberlains came and told it her"
    Reaction - "Then was the queen exceedingly grieved"
    Raiment - "she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai,
                       and to take away his sackcloth from him"
    Refusal - "but he received it not"
   Confidante (Esther 4:5-6)
    Trusted - "Hatach, one of the king's chamberlains,
                     whom he had appointed to attend upon her"
    Task - "gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was"
    Trip - "Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city"
- Matter of Slaughter (Esther 4:7-9)
   Reward of Iniquity -
         "the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay"
   Recapitulation of Injustice -
         "the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them"
   Request for Intercession -
         "to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people"
   Relay of Information -
          "Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai"

Esther 4:10-17  Apprehension of Danger
- Approach to Ahasuerus  (Esther 4:10-12)
   Errand - "Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai"
   Edict - "All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know"
   Embargo - "shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called"
   Execution - "there is one law of his to put him to death"
   Exception - "except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre"
   Exclusion - "but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days."
   Emphasis - “THEY told to Mordecai Esther’s words”
- Answer of Mordecai (Esther 4:13-14)
   Caution - "Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape"
   Confidence - "shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place"
   Consequence - "thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed"
   Consideration - "whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this"
- Anxiety of Esther (Esther 4:15-17)
   Reply - "Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer"
   Request - "fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day"
   Refraining - "I also and my maidens will fast likewise"
   Resolve - "so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law"
   Resignation - "and if I perish, I perish"
   Return - "Mordecai went his way,”
   Rapport - “did according to all that Esther had commanded him"


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Outline of Nehemiah

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Neh 1-6 Construction : Rebuilding of the Walls
- Report of the Forlorn (Neh 1)
- Request to the Faithful (Neh 2)
- Repair of the Fence (Neh 3)
- Resistance of the Fight (Neh 4)
- Relief of the Feeble (Neh 5)
- Ruse of the the Foes (Neh 6a)
- Realization of the Fortification (Neh 6b)

Neh 7-10 Consecration : Renewal by the Word
- Citizens of the Settlement (Neh 7)
- Consideration of the Scripture (Neh 8)
- Confession of Sins (Neh 9)
- Covenant of Separation (Neh 10)

Neh 11-13 Consolidation : Reviving the Witness
- Dwelling in Jerusalem (Neh 11)
- Dedication of the Wall (Neh 12)
- Dealing with Sins (Neh 13)

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Outline of Nehemiah 13

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Neh 13:1-3 Unholy Settlers - Casting out the Heathen
- Restriction
- Reason
- Recovery
 
Neh 13:4-9 Unclean Sanctuary - Clearing of the Chambers
- Example from the Past (Neh 13:1-3)
- Evil of the Priest (Neh 13:4-6)
  Oversight of Eliashib
  Offense/Occupation of Tobiah
  Obligation of Nehemiah
- Eviction of the Professor (Neh 13:7-9)
  Conviction of the Culprits
  Correction of the Case
  Cleansing of the Chambers

Neh 13:10-14 Unsupported Servants - Contribution for the Levites
- Shortage of Tithes
- Striving with the Trespassers
- Supply of the Tribe
- Setting of the Testimony/Levites
- Stewards of the Treasuries
- Supplication of the Tirshatha

Neh 13:15-22 Unhallowed Sabbath - Commemorating the Sabbath
- Rest Profaned (Neh 13:15-16)
   Treading Wine
   Trading Wares
- Reprehension Pronounced (Neh 13:17-18)
   Present Contention with the Nobles
   Past Condemnation of the Nation
- Rectification Performed (Neh 13:19-21)
   Gates Shut
   Guards Set
   Greedy Separated
   Guilty Stopped
- Remembrance Petitioned (Neh 13:22)
   Levites Cleansed
   Leader Consecrated

Neh 13:23-31 Unsanctified Spouses - Cleansing the People and Priesthood
- Recovery (Neh 13:23-28)
   Error of Spousal (Neh 13:23)
   Evil of the Sin (Neh 13:24)
   Exaction of the Sinner (Neh 13:25)
   Example from the Scripture (Neh 13:26)
   Expulsion of the Scandalous (Neh 13:27-28)
- Remembrance (Neh 13:29-31)
   Corruption of Priesthood
   Cleansing of Priesthood
   Contribution for the Priesthood

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Outline of Esther 3

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Esther 3:1-6 Promotion of Haman
- Reverence for Haman (Esther 3:1-2)
   Advancement by the Sovereign
   Accolade of the Servants
   Aversion to Subservience
- Refusal of Mordecai (Esther 3:3-4)
   Interrogation Insistence Insinuation
- Rancor of Haman (Esther 3:5-6)
   Wrath Wickedness

Esther 3:7-15 Plan of Holocaust
- Evil Conception (Esther 3:7-11)
   Appointment (Esther 3:7)
   Accusation (Esther 3:8)
   Annihilation (Esther 3:9)
   Authorization (Esther 3:10)
   Approval (Esther 3:11)
- Express Communication (Esther 3:12-15)
   Manuscripts of Mandate (Esther 3:12)
   Message of Murder (Esther 3:13)
   Mailing to the Masses (Esther 3:14)
   Malevolence of the Monarch (Esther 3:15)

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Outline of Nehemiah 12

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Neh 12:1-26 Directory of Worshippers
- Jeshua: First Generation (Neh 12:1-11)
- Joiakim: Second Generation (Neh 12:12-21)
- Eliashib: Third Generation (Neh 12:22-26)

Neh 12:27-43 Dedication of the Wall
- Consecration (Neh 12: 27-29)
- Cleansing  (Neh 12:30)
- Companies (Neh 12:31-39)
- Choirs (Neh 12:40-42)
- Cheerfulness (Neh 12:43)

Neh 12:44-47 Distribution to the Workers
- Support of the Priestly (Neh 12:44)
- Service and Purification (Neh 12:45)
- Songs of Praise (Neh 12:46)
- Supply of Portions (Neh 12:47)

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Outline of Esther 2

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Esther 2:1-4 Search of Ahasuerus
- Retrospection (Esther 2:1)
   Return - after these things
   Rage - the wrath
   Restraint - was appeased
   Remembrance - he remembered Vashti
   Reaction - what she had done
   Rashness - what was decreed against her
- Recommendation (Esther 2:2)
- Routine (Esther 2:3)
- Replacement (Esther 2:4)

Esther 2:5-18 Selection of Esther
- Parentage (Esther 2:5-7,10-11)
   Ancestry of Mordecai (Esther 2:5)
   Arrival in Shushan (Esther 2:6)
   Adoption of Hadassah (Esther 2:7)
   Advice to Esther (Esther 2:10)
   Anticipation of Mordecai (Esther 2:11)
- Process (Esther 2:8-9,12-14)
   Purification of the Maidens
    Custody (Esther 2:8)
    Charity (Esther 2:9)
   Presentation to the Monarch
    Requirement (Esther 2:12)
    Rendezvous (Esther 2:13)
    Return (Esther 2:14)
- Promotion (Esther 2:15-20)
   Her Beauty (Esther 2:15)
   Her Betrothal (Esther 2:16)
   Her Bestowal  (Esther 2:17)
   Her Banquet (Esther 2:18)

Esther 2:19-23 Service of Mordecai
- Commission of Mordecai (Esther 2:19)
- Charge to Esther (Esther 2:20)
- Conspiracy of the Chamberlains (Esther 2:21)
- Cognizance of the Plot (Esther 2:22a)
- Certification of Mordecai (Esther 2:22b)
- Crucifixion of the Criminals (Esther 2:23a)
- Chronicle of the King (Esther 2:23b)

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Outline of Nehemiah 11

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Neh 11:1-2 Re-population - Commitment of the Jews
- Choice - Casting Lots
- Commendation - Consecrated Lives

Neh 11:3-20 Residents - City of Jerusalem
- Introduction (Neh 11:3)
- Inhabitants
   People
    Children of Judah (Neh 11:4-6)
    Children of Benjamin (Neh 11:7-9)
   Priestly
     Worship - Priests (Neh 11:10-14)
     Work - Levites (Neh 11:15-19)
- Inheritance (Neh 11:20)

Neh 11:21-24 Responsibilities - Citadel of Jerusalem
- Service - Over the Nethinims (Neh 11:21)
- Sacrifice - Over the Levites (Neh 11:22a)
- Spiritual - Over the Worship (Neh 11:22b-23)
- Social - Over the People (Neh 11:24)

Neh 11:25-36 Residue - Cities of Judah
- Children of Judah - 15 Locations (Neh 11:25-30)
- Children of Benjamin - 14 Locations (Neh 11:31-35)
- Levites among Judah and Benjamin (Neh 11:36)

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Outline of Esther 1

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Esther 1:1-2 Fame of the Persian
- Certainty - Now it came to pass
- Chronology - in the days of Ahasuerus
- Control - this is Ahasuerus which reigned
- Country - from India even unto Ethiopia
- Counties - an hundred and seven and twenty provinces
- Crown - the king Ahasuerus sat
- Command - the throne of his kingdom
- Citadel - Shushan the palace

Esther 1:3-9 Feasts of Pomp
- For the Powerful (Esther 1:3-4)
  Supporters of the Sovereign
  Show of Splendour
  Season of the Spread
- For the Public (Esther 1:5-8)
  Lavishness - Wealth of the Country (Esther 1:5-6)
  - Partakers "all the people ... great and small"
  - Period "seven days"
  - Place "court of the garden of the king's palace"
  - Presentation
     Lust of the Eyes
     "white, green, and blue, hangings,
       fastened with cords of fine linen and
       purple to silver rings and pillars of marble"
     Lust of the Flesh
     "the beds were of gold and silver"
     Pride of Life
     "upon a pavement of red, and blue,
       and white, and black, marble"
  Liquor - Wine of the Celebration (Esther 1:7-8)
  - Decoration "vessels of gold, ... being diverse"
  - Drink "royal wine in abundance"
  - Decree "the drinking was according to the law"
  - Discretion "none did compel"
  - Dispensing "the king had appointed..."
  - Desire "according to every man's pleasure"
- For the Partners (Esther 1:9)

Esther 1:10-22 Fury of the Potentate
- Drunkenness of the King (Esther 1:10-11)
- Defiance of the Queen (Esther 1:12)
- Deliberation of Princes (Esther 1:13-15)
- Diagnosis of Memucan (Esther 1:16-18)
- Disposal of Vashti (Esther 1:19-20)
- Decision of the Princes (Esther 1:21-22)

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