That night the king could not sleep;1 so he ordered the book of the chronicles,2 the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him.
References for Esther 6:1
It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.3
References for Esther 6:2
"What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?" the king asked. "Nothing has been done for him,"4 his attendants answered.
References for Esther 6:3
The king said, "Who is in the court?" Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the palace to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the gallows he had erected for him.
His attendants answered, "Haman is standing in the court." "Bring him in," the king ordered.
When Haman entered, the king asked him, "What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?" Now Haman thought to himself, "Who is there that the king would rather honor than me?"