|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 5:3 (King James Version)
Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.