Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO ESTHER 5\\

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\\.