Haman

Haman

 
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  • So Haman's wife, Zeresh, and all his friends suggested, "Set up a gallows* that stands seventy-five feet* tall, and in the morning ask the king to hang Mordecai on it. When this is done, you can go on your merry way to the banquet with the king." This pleased Haman immensely, and he ordered the gallows set up.1 - Esther 5:14


  • "Who is that in the outer court?" the king inquired. Now, as it happened, Haman had just arrived in the outer court of the palace to ask the king to hang Mordecai from the gallows* he had prepared.1 - Esther 6:4


  • So Haman came in, and the king said, "What should I do to honor a man who truly pleases me?" Haman thought to himself, "Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?" - Esther 6:6


  • "Excellent!" the king said to Haman. "Hurry and get the robe and my horse, and do just as you have said for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the gate of the palace. Do not fail to carry out everything you have suggested." - Esther 6:10


  • So Haman took the robe and put it on Mordecai, placed him on the king's own horse, and led him through the city square, shouting, "This is what happens to those the king wishes to honor!" - Esther 6:11


  • Afterward Mordecai returned to the palace gate, but Haman hurried home dejected and completely humiliated. - Esther 6:12


  • When Haman told his wife, Zeresh, and all his friends what had happened, they said, "Since Mordecai--this man who has humiliated you--is a Jew, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal to continue to oppose him." - Esther 6:13


  • While they were still talking, the king's eunuchs arrived to take Haman to the banquet Esther had prepared. - Esther 6:14


  • So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther's banquet. - Esther 7:1


  • Esther replied, "This wicked Haman is our enemy." Haman grew pale with fright before the king and queen. - Esther 7:6


  • Then the king jumped to his feet in a rage and went out into the palace garden. But Haman stayed behind to plead for his life with Queen Esther, for he knew that he was doomed. - Esther 7:7


  • In despair he fell on the couch where Queen Esther was reclining, just as the king returned from the palace garden. "Will he even assault the queen right here in the palace, before my very eyes?" the king roared. And as soon as the king spoke, his attendants covered Haman's face, signaling his doom. - Esther 7:8


  • Then Harbona, one of the king's eunuchs, said, "Haman has set up a gallows* that stands seventy-five feet* tall in his own courtyard. He intended to use it to hang Mordecai, the man who saved the king from assassination." "Then hang Haman on it!" the king ordered.1 - Esther 7:9


  • So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai, and the king's anger was pacified. - Esther 7:10


  • On that same day King Xerxes gave the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen Esther. Then Mordecai was brought before the king, for Esther had told the king how they were related. - Esther 8:1


  • The king took off his signet ring--which he had taken back from Haman--and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther appointed Mordecai to be in charge of Haman's property. - Esther 8:2


  • Now once more Esther came before the king, falling down at his feet and begging him with tears to stop Haman's evil plot against the Jews. - Esther 8:3
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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