|Overview - Esther 3|
|1||Haman, advanced by the king, and despised by Mordecai, seeks revenge upon all the Jews.|
|7||He casts lots.|
|8||He obtains by calumniation a decree of the king to put the Jews to death.|
Esther 3:15 (King James Version)
The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.