So he answered the king, "For the man the king delights to honor,
have them bring a royal robe1 the king has worn and a horse2 the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head.
Then let the robe and horse be entrusted to one of the king's most noble princes. Let them robe the man the king delights to honor, and lead him on the horse through the city streets, proclaiming before him, 'This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!3' "
"Go at once," the king commanded Haman. "Get the robe and the horse and do just as you have suggested for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king's gate. Do not neglect anything you have recommended."
So Haman got4 the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, "This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!"
Afterward Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered5 in grief,
and told Zeresh6 his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, "Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall7 has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him--you will surely come to ruin!"814
While they were still talking with him, the king's eunuchs arrived and hurried Haman away to the banquet9 Esther had prepared.