On this page you will find the entire Book of Esther sung in Hebrew, chapter by chapter. You can find the English text version and Hebrew text version side-by-side by clicking on the “Read” links.
It is customary to read this scroll twice on Purim; once on Erev Purim, and the other on Purim Morning, at the synagogue. It is also customary to make noise, boo, stomp your feet, or otherwise blot out the name of Haman every time it is mentioned as a symbol of exterminating the Amalekites, of whom Haman was a descendant.
Chapter 1 — The king has a party, Vashti thumbs her nose at him (Read)
Chapter 2 — The search for a new queen begins, Esther is chosen (Read)
Chapter 3 — Years Later, Haman plots against the Jews (Read)
Chapter 4 — Mordecai mourns, Esther fasts (Read)
Chapter 5 — Esther goes to the king, Haman feels superior (Read)
Chapter 6 — Haman gets a surprise, Mordecai is honored (Read)
Chapter 7 — Esther exposes Haman, Haman gets what he deserves (Read)
Chapter 8 — Mordecai is promoted, A new edict is written (Read)
Chapter 9 — The great battle, Purim is established (Read)
Chapter 10 — The end (Read)