This chapter gives an account of Esther's going in to the king, and
of his holding out the golden sceptre to her, on which she invited
him and Haman to a banquet of wine that day, and to another the next
day, \\#Es 5:1-8\\, which highly delighted Haman; and he went to his
house and family with great joy, and yet chagrined at Mordecai's not
bowing to him; wherefore, at the advice of his wife and friends, he
erected a gallows to hang him upon, proposing to get a grant for it
from the king the next day, \\#Es 5:9-14\\.