5 From my youth up I have heard in the tribe of my family that thou, O Lord, tookest Israel from among all people, and our fathers from all their predecessors, for a perpetual inheritance, and thou hast performed whatsoever thou didst promise them.
6 And now we have sinned before thee: therefore hast thou given us into the hands of our enemies,
7 Because we worshipped their gods: O Lord, thou art righteous.
8 Nevertheless it satisfieth them not, that we are in bitter captivity: but they have stricken hands with their idols,
9 That they will abolish the thing that thou with thy mouth hast ordained, and destroy thine inheritance, and stop the mouth of them that praise thee, and quench the glory of thy house, and of thine altar,
10 And open the mouths of the heathen to set forth the praises of the idols, and to magnify a fleshly king for ever.
Esther prays to God.
Notice the theme here, which is probably more explicitly spelled out: God, we are your chosen people. How can you then destroy us, even if we have sinned against you?
Being the contents of the letter by which the king condemned all of the Jews to death, and how Mordecai was upset and raised his eyes to heaven.
Mordecai hears about a plot by two eunuchs to harm the king, so he rats them out. They are strangled. The king rewarded Mordecai.
Mordecai has a dream. Two dragons are fighting. The nation cries out. The lowly are exalted.
Mordecai has a dream which he interprets to be about Esther, himself, and the nation of Israel.
74 Hear, O ye my beloved, saith the Lord: behold, the days of trouble are at hand, but I will deliver you from the same.
75 Be ye not afraid neither doubt; for God is your guide,
76 And the guide of them who keep my commandments and precepts, saith the Lord God: let not your sins weigh you down, and let not your iniquities lift up themselves.
A description of great calamities which shall befall those who do not fear the Lord.
24 Woe to them that sin, and keep not my commandments! saith the Lord.
25 I will not spare them: go your way, ye children, from the power, defile not my sanctuary.
Woe, for the Lord is fierce with anger.