And while they were yet talking with him
About these things, and giving their opinion of the issue of them, upon the present appearance of them:
came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the
banquet that Esther had prepared;
the time appointed for it being very near, or quite up, and Haman being backward and dilatory, having no stomach to go to it, and perhaps fearing worse things were coming upon him he should hear of there.