0 SAB Esther 7



Haman is hanged on the gallows he built to hang Mordecai

1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

The king and Haman went to Esther's second dinner party.

2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.

The king said to Esther,
What do you want, Esther?

I'll give you up to half my kingdom.

3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

Esther said to the king,
If you like me, don't kill me or my people.

5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

King Ahasuerus said to her,
Who's trying to kill you? [1]

6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

Esther said,

7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king. pacified.

8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

The king was angry and went to the garden, while Haman fell down on Esther's bed.

When the king saw them, he said to Haman,

Are you trying to rape the queen in my own house?

9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

One of the king's servants said to the king,
Haman built a 50-cubit high gallows to hang Mordecai on.

10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

The king said,
Hang Haman on the gallows instead.

So they did that. And the king was satisfied.


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