Haman Is Executed

1 The king and Haman came to feasta with Esther the queen.

References for Esther 7:1

    • a 7:1 - Lit drink
      2 Once again, on the second day while drinking wine, the king asked Esther, "Queen Esther, whatever you ask will be given to you. Whatever you seek, even to half the kingdom, will be done."b

      References for Esther 7:2

        • b 7:2 - Est 5:3,6
          3 Queen Esther answered, "If I have obtained your approval,c my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life-[this is] my request; and [spare] my people-[this is] my desire.

          References for Esther 7:3

            • c 7:3 - Lit If I have found favor in your eyes
              4 For my people and I have been sold out to destruction, death, and extermination.d If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept silent. Indeed, the trouble wouldn't be worth burdening the king."

              References for Esther 7:4

                • d 7:4 - Est 3:13; 8:11
                  5 King Ahasuerus spoke up and asked Queen Esther, "Who is this, and where is the one who would devise such a scheme?"e

                  References for Esther 7:5

                    • e 7:5 - Lit who would fill his heart to do this
                      6 Esther answered, "The adversary and enemy is this evil Haman." Haman stood terrified before the king and queen.
                      7 Angered by this, the king arose from where they were drinking wine and [went to] the palace garden. Haman remained to beg Queen Esther for his life because he realized the king was planning something terrible for him.
                      8 Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the house of wine drinking, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining. The king exclaimed, "Would he actually violate the queen while I am in the palace?" As soon as the statement left the king's mouth, Haman's face was covered.
                      9 Harbona, one of the royal eunuchs, said: "There is a gallows 75 feetf tall at Haman's house that he made for Mordecai, who [gave] the report that savedg the king." The king commanded, "Hang him on it."

                      References for Esther 7:9

                        • f 7:9 - Lit 50 cubits
                        • g 7:9 - Lit who spoke good for
                          10 They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai.h Then the king's anger subsided.

                          References for Esther 7:10