For Young Readers
Esther the Queen

“Esther the Queen,” Old Testament Stories for Young Readers, 2018

“Esther the Queen”

Old Testament Stories for Young Readers

Esther the Queen

From Esther 2–8


Esther was a queen. She was married to the king of Babylon.

man talking to the king

The king had a friend who was a bad man. He tricked the king into making a law that all Jews must be killed! The king didn’t know that his wife, Esther, was a Jew.

Esther talking to the king

Esther decided to ask her husband, the king, to save her people. But she was worried that he might be angry. Esther asked all of the Jews to fast and pray for her. Then Esther went to the king. He wasn’t angry!

Esther at a table with the king

Esther invited the king and his friend to a dinner. At the dinner, Esther told the king that she was a Jew. The king was angry that his friend had tricked him. He told the Jews that they could protect themselves. Esther had helped save her people!

young boy

We can pray to ask Heavenly Father for help. We can be brave and courageous, like Esther.

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