Haman's Plot against the Jews

2 All the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman; for so the king had commanded concerning him. But 4Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage.
3 Then the king's servants who were at 5the king's gate said to Mordecai, "6Why are you transgressing the king's command?"
4 Now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them, that they told Haman to see whether Mordecai's reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.
5 When Haman saw that 7Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
6 But he disdained * to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman 8sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.