Haman told the king, "For the man the king wants to honor:
Have them bring a royal garment that the king himself has worn and a horse the king himself has ridden, which has a royal diadem on its head.
Put the garment and the horse under the charge of one of the king's most noble officials. Have them clothe the man the king wants to honor, parade him on the horse through the city square, and proclaim before him, 'This is what is done for the man the king wants to honor.' "
The king told Haman, "Hurry, and do just as you proposed. Take a garment and a horse for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the King's Gate. Do not leave out anything you have suggested."
So Haman took the garment and the horse. He clothed Mordecai and paraded him through the city square, crying out before him, "This is what is done for the man the king wants to honor."
Then Mordecai returned to the King's Gate, but Haman, overwhelmed,a hurried off for home with his head covered.
Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is Jewish, you won't overcome him, because your downfall is certain."b14
While they were still speaking with him, the eunuchs of the king arrived and rushed Haman to the banquet Esther had prepared.