|Overview - Esther 5|
|1||Esther, adventuring on the king's favour, obtains the grace of the golden sceptre, and invites the king and Haman to a banquet.|
|6||She, being encouraged by the king in her suit, invites them to another banquet the next day.|
|9||Haman, proud of his advancement, repines at the contempt of Mordecai.|
|14||By the counsel of Zeresh he prepares for him a gallows.|
Esther 5:2 (King James Version)
And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.