1AftertheseeventsKingAhasuerus1promotedHaman, the son of Hammedatha2the Agagite, and 3advanced him and aestablished his authorityoverall the princeswho were with him.
2All the king'sservantswho were at the king'sgateboweddownband paidhomage to Haman; for so the king had commanded concerning him. But 4Mordecaineitherboweddownnorpaidhomage.
Then the king'sservantswho were at 5the king'sgatesaid to Mordecai, "6Why are you transgressing the king'scommand?"
Now it was when they had spokendaily to him and he would not listen to them, that they toldHaman to see whether Mordecai'sreason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.
When Hamansaw that 7Mordecaineitherboweddownnorpaidhomage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
But he cdisdained to dlayhands on Mordecaialone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman8sought to destroyall the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the wholekingdom of Ahasuerus.