And Haman said to the king, "For the man whom the king delights to honor,
let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, 1and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head 2a royal crowna is set.
And let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king's most noble officials. Let them dress the man whom the king delights to honor, and let them lead him on the horse through the square of the city, 3proclaiming before him: 'Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.'"
Then the king said to Haman, "Hurry; take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits 4at the king's gate. Leave out nothing that you have mentioned."
So Haman took the robes and the horse, and he dressed Mordecai and led him through the square of the city, proclaiming before him, "Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor."
Then Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning 5and with his head covered.
And Haman told 6his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and his wife Zeresh said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of the Jewish people, you will not overcome him but will surely fall before him."