And the king, arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath,
went into the palace garden
Not being able to bear the sight of Haman, who had done such an injury both to himself and to the queen; as also that his wrath might subside, and he become more composed and sedate, and be able coolly to deliberate what was fitting to be done in the present case:
and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen;
hoping that her tender heart might be wrought upon to show mercy to him, and be prevailed on to entreat the king to spare his life; and this request he made in the most submissive manner:
for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king;
he perceived it both by the king's countenance, by the rage he went out in, and by the threatening words which he very probably uttered as he went out.