Esther 7:9

9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubitsa stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.” The king said, “Impale him on it!”

Read Esther 7:9 Using Other Translations

And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.
Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs in attendance on the king, said, "Moreover, the gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, is standing at Haman's house, fifty cubits high."
Then Harbona, one of the king’s eunuchs, said, “Haman has set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feet tall in his own courtyard. He intended to use it to impale Mordecai, the man who saved the king from assassination.” “Then impale Haman on it!” the king ordered.

What does Esther 7:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 7:9

And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king,
&c.] One of the seven chamberlains, see ( Esther 1:10 ) , his name, with Josephus F25, is Sabouchadas.

Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for
Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of
Haman.
This man, perhaps, had seen it there, when he went with others to fetch Haman to the banquet, ( Esther 6:14 ) . The sin of Haman is aggravated by preparing a gallows for a man before he was accused to the king, or condemned, or had a grant for his execution, and for a man that had well deserved of the king for discovering a conspiracy against him, and whom now the king had delighted to honour:

then the king said, hang him thereon;
immediately, being ready prepared, the king's word was enough, being a sovereign and tyrannical prince.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Antiqu. l. 11. c. 6. sect. 11.
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