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Esther 7 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Haman Is Executed
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The king and Haman came to feast[fn] with Esther the queen.

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Once again, on the second day while drinking wine, the king asked Esther, “Queen Esther, whatever you ask will be given to you. Whatever you seek, even to half the kingdom, will be done.”

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Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor in your eyes, Your Majesty, and if the king is pleased, spare my life; this is my request. And spare my people; this is my desire.

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“For my people and I have been sold to destruction, death, and extermination. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept silent. Indeed, the trouble wouldn’t be worth burdening the king.”

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King Ahasuerus spoke up and asked Queen Esther, “Who is this, and where is the one who would devise such a scheme? ”[fn]

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Esther answered, “The adversary and enemy is this evil Haman.”

Haman stood terrified before the king and queen.

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The king arose in anger and went from where they were drinking wine to the palace garden.[fn] Haman remained to beg Queen Esther for his life because he realized the king was planning something terrible for him.

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Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall,[fn] Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining. The king exclaimed, “Would he actually violate the queen while I am in the house? ” As soon as the statement left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.

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Harbona, one of the king’s eunuchs, said: “There is a gallows seventy-five feet[fn] tall at Haman’s house that he made for Mordecai, who gave the report that saved[fn] the king.”

The king said, “Hang him on it.”

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They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s anger subsided.

CSB Footnotes
Lit drink
Lit who would fill his heart to do this
Lit the garden of the house, also in v. 8
Or the house of wine
Lit 50 cubits
Lit who spoke good for

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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