7 So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther. 2 And on the second day, aat the banquet of wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!”
3 Then Queen Esther answered and said, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. 4 For we have been bsold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as cmale and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.”
6 And Esther said, “The adversary and denemy is this wicked Haman!”
So Haman was terrified before the king and queen.
7 Then the king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stood before Queen Esther, pleading for his life, for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king. 8 When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across ethe couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?”
As the word left the king’s mouth, they fcovered Haman’s face. 9 Now gHarbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! hThe 1gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke igood on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.”
Then the king said, “Hang him on it!”
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