Esther 71 So the king and Haman went in to drink with the queen. 2 And the king said to Esther at the banquet on the second day, What is it, Queen Esther? And what is your request, and what is your petition? And it shall be done for you, up to half of my kingdom. 3 And she answered and said, If I have found favor in the sight of the king, let my life be granted to my petition, and my people to my request. 4 For both I and my people have been sold for destruction, and pillage, and slavery; both we and our children as bondmen and bondwomen. And I consented not to it, for the slanderer is not worthy of the king's palace. 5 And the king said, Who is this that has dared to do this thing? 6 And Esther said, the adversary is Haman, this wicked man. Then Haman was troubled before the king and the queen. 7 And the king rose up from the banquet to go into the garden. And Haman began to plead with the queen; for he saw that he was in an evil case. 8 And the king returned from the garden; and Haman had fallen upon the bed, begging the queen. And the king said, Will you even force my wife in my house? And when Haman heard it, his countenance changed. 9 And Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, Behold, Haman has also prepared a gallows for Mordecai, who spoke concerning the king, and a gallows of fifty cubits high has been set up on Haman's premises. And the king said, Let him be hanged on it! 10 So Haman was hanged on the gallows that had been prepared for Mordecai; and then the king's wrath was appeased.
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