Haman

Haman

 
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  • Some time later, King Xerxes promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite to prime minister, making him the most powerful official in the empire next to the king himself. - Esther 3:1


  • All the king's officials would bow down before Haman to show him respect whenever he passed by, for so the king had commanded. But Mordecai refused to bow down or show him respect. - Esther 3:2


  • They spoke to him day after day, but still he refused to comply with the order. So they spoke to Haman about this to see if he would tolerate Mordecai's conduct, since Mordecai had told them he was a Jew. - Esther 3:4


  • When Haman saw that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with rage. - Esther 3:5


  • Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, "There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire. Their laws are different from those of any other nation, and they refuse to obey even the laws of the king. So it is not in the king's interest to let them live. - Esther 3:8


  • The king agreed, confirming his decision by removing his signet ring from his finger and giving it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite--the enemy of the Jews. - Esther 3:10


  • "Keep the money," the king told Haman, "but go ahead and do as you like with these people." - Esther 3:11


  • On April 17* Haman called in the king's secretaries and dictated letters to the princes, the governors of the respective provinces, and the local officials of each province in their own scripts and languages. These letters were signed in the name of King Xerxes, sealed with his ring,3 - Esther 3:12


  • At the king's command, the decree went out by the swiftest messengers, and it was proclaimed in the fortress of Susa. Then the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa fell into confusion. - Esther 3:15


  • Mordecai told him the whole story and told him how much money Haman had promised to pay into the royal treasury for the destruction of the Jews. - Esther 4:7


  • And Esther replied, "If it please Your Majesty, let the king and Haman come today to a banquet I have prepared for the king." - Esther 5:4


  • The king turned to his attendants and said, "Tell Haman to come quickly to a banquet, as Esther has requested." So the king and Haman went to Esther's banquet. - Esther 5:5


  • If Your Majesty is pleased with me and wants to grant my request, please come with Haman tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for you. Then tomorrow I will explain what this is all about." - Esther 5:8


  • What a happy man Haman was as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, he was furious. - Esther 5:9


  • Then Haman added, "And that's not all! Queen Esther invited only me and the king himself to the banquet she prepared for us. And she has invited me to dine with her and the king again tomorrow!" - Esther 5:12
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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