Esther 7 ©

The king promises Esther again to give her whatsoever she would desire, v. 1, etc. She makes suit for own life and of her people, 3. She discovers Haman’s wicked plot, 4. Who makes request to Esther for his life, perceiving the king to be sore displeased with him, 7. His face is covered, to the end that he might see the king no more, 8. Harbona tells the king that Haman had caused to be made a gallows of fifty cubits high to hang thereon Mordecai. The king commands that Haman himself should be hanged thereon, 9. Which was done, 10.


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


And the king said again unto Esther 2on the second day 3at 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.


Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let 4my life be given me at my petition, and 5my people at my request:


For 6we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. 7But if we 8had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although 9the enemy could not countervaila the king’s 10damage.


¶Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, 11that durst presume in his heart to do so?


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


¶And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went 12into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for 13his life to Esther the queen; for 14he saw that there was evil 15determined against him by the king.


Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was 16fallen 17upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he 18force the queen also 19before me 20in the house? As the 21word went out of the king's mouth, they 22covered Haman’s face.


And Harbonah,b one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made 23for Mordecai, 24who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.


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