For Family Review

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Read Esther 5:9–6:14. What three features of this drawing are incorrect? Write your answers on the lines below, and complete the picture by coloring it.

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FOR DISCUSSION:

Why did Haman hate Mordecai?

Clue: Read Esther 5:9.

Pride led Haman to what wrong conclusion?

Clue: Read Esther 6:6.

What happened to Haman?

Clue: Read Esther 7:9, 10.

How can you avoid being like Haman?

Clue: Read Proverbs 16:18, 19; James 4:6.

FAMILY ACTIVITY:

Read the Bible account together. If possible, have one person read the part of the narrator, a second the part of Haman, a third the part of Zeresh and the attendants, and a fourth the part of the king.

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BIBLE CARD 4 ESTHER

QUESTIONS

A. Esther replaced what queen?

B. Complete the Bible’s statement: “Esther was continually gaining . . .”

C. Fill in the blanks. Esther’s Hebrew name was ․․․․․, and her older cousin ․․․․․ became her guardian.

[Chart]

4026 B.C.E. Adam created

Lived circa 400’s B.C.E.

1 C.E.

98 C.E. Last Bible book written

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Esther lived in Shushan, a city of the Medo-Persian Empire

MEDIA

Shushan

PERSIA

ESTHER

PROFILE

An orphan who became queen of Persian King Ahasuerus. Esther risked her life to report a plot formed to destroy the Jews. (Esther 4:11, 15, 16) Her courage, tact, and submissive spirit proved more important than her physical beauty.​—Esther 2:7; 1 Peter 3:1-5.

ANSWERS

A. Vashti.​—Esther 1:12; 2:16, 17.

B. “. . . favor in the eyes of everyone seeing her.”​—Esther 2:15.

C. Hadassah (meaning Myrtle), Mordecai​—Esther 2:7.

Peoples and Lands

4. My name is You-Jin. I am 7 years old, and I live in Korea, which is in Asia. About how many of Jehovah’s Witnesses live in Korea? Is it 9,700, 37,900, or 96,600?

5. Which dot shows where I live? Circle it, draw a dot where you live, and see how close you are to Korea.

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B

C

D

Children’s Picture Search

Can you find these pictures in this issue? In your own words, describe what is happening in each picture.

● Answers to pages 30 and 31 on page 15

 ANSWERS TO PAGES 30 AND 31

1. Mordecai should be riding on the king’s horse, not in a chariot.

2. Mordecai should be wearing the king’s royal apparel, not a common robe.

3. Mordecai rode in the public square of the city, not outside the walls.

4. 96,600.

5. D.