And the kingsaidagainuntoEsther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queenEsther? and it shall be grantedthee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had beensold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemycould not countervail the king’sdamage.
And the kingarisingfrom the banquet of wine in his wrathwentinto the palacegarden: and Hamanstood up to makerequest for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw thatthere was evildeterminedagainst him by the king.
Then the kingreturned out of the palacegardeninto the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallenupon the bed whereonEsther was. Thensaid the king, Will he force the queenalsobefore me in the house? As the wordwent out of the king’smouth, theycoveredHaman’sface.
And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, saidbefore the king, Beholdalso, the gallowsfiftycubitshigh, whichHaman had made for Mordecai, who had spokengood for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the kingsaid, Hang him thereon.