- And the king and Haman came to bancket with the queene Esther.
- And the king saide againe vnto Esther on the seconde day at the bancket of wine: What is thy petition queene Esther, that it may be geuen thee?
And what requirest thou?
if it be euen to the halfe of the empire, it shalbe done.
- And Esther the queene aunswered, and saide: If I haue found grace in thy sight O king, and if it please the king, then graunt me my lyfe at my desire, and my people for my petitions sake.
- For we are solde I and my people to be destroyed, to be slaine, and to perishe: And would God that we were solde to be bondmen and bondwomen, then would I holde my tongue: although the enemie coulde not recompence the kinges losse.
- The king Ahasuerus aunswered and saide vnto queene Esther: Who is he?
And where is he, that dare presume in his minde to do after that maner?
- And Esther saide: the enemie and aduersarie is this wicked Haman.
Then Haman was exceedingly afrayde before the king and the queene.
- And the king arose from the bancket and from the wine in his displeasure, and went into the palace garden: And Haman stoode vp, and besought queene Esther for his lyfe: for he saw that there was a mischiefe prepared for him of the king alreadie.
- And when the king came againe out of the palace garde into the place where they dranke wine: Haman had layde him vpon the bed that Esther sate vpon.
Then saide the king: wil he force the queene also before me in the house?
As soone as that worde went out of the kinges mouth, they couered Hamans face.
- And Harbona one of the chamberlaynes that stoode before the king, said: Beholde, there standeth yet a galous in Hamans house, fiftie cubites hye, which he had made for Mardocheus, that spake good for the king.
Then the king saide, Hang him thereon.
- So they hanged Haman on the galous that he had made for Mardocheus: Then was the kinges wrath pacified.