So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther.
And on the second day, as they were drinking wine after the feast, the king again said to Esther, 1"What is your wish, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? 2Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled."
44For we have been sold, I and my people, 5to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have been silent, for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king."
And the king arose in his wrath from the wine-drinking and went into 7the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm was determined against him by the king.
And the king returned from 8the palace garden to the place where they were drinking wine, as Haman was falling on 9the couch where Esther was. And the king said, "Will he even assault the queen in my presence, in my own house?" As the word left the mouth of the king, they covered Haman's face.
Then 10Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, "Moreover, 11the gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, 12whose word saved the king, is standing at Haman's house, fifty cubits high."