When the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordekhai was sitting in the king's gate.
Ester had not yet made known her relatives nor her people; as Mordekhai had charged her: for Ester did the mitzvah of Mordekhai, like as when she was brought up with him.
In those days, while Mordekhai was sitting in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those who kept the threshold, were angry, and sought to lay hands on the king Achashverosh.
The thing became known to Mordekhai, who shown it to Ester the queen; and Ester told the king [of it] in Mordekhai's name.
When inquisition was made of the matter, and it was found to be so, they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.