The king receives Esther and grants her request to come with Haman to a banquet. At the banquet Esther reveals Haman’s plot to kill the Jews. The king hangs Haman. The king honors Mordecai and grants Esther’s request to reverse Haman’s decree.

(See Esther 5–8.)

President Thomas S. Monson said:

“Physically, emotionally, and spiritually prepared, Esther stood in the inner court of the king’s house. When the king saw her, he held out his golden scepter, telling her that he would grant whatever request she had. She invited the king to a feast she had arranged, and during the feast she revealed that she was a Jew. She also exposed Haman’s underhanded plot to exterminate all of the Jews in the kingdom. Esther’s plea to save herself and her people was granted (see Esther 5–8).

“Esther, through fasting, faith, and courage, had saved a nation.

“You will probably not be called upon to put your life on the line, as did Esther, for that which you believe. You will, however, most likely find yourself in situations where great courage will be required as you stand firm for truth and righteousness.”

(“May You Have Courage,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2009, 127.)

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