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Esther 7 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Haman Impaled

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:1 - So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:2 - and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, “Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:3 - Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:4 - For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:5 - King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is he—the man who has dared to do such a thing?”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:6 - Esther said, “An adversary and enemy! This vile Haman!” Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:7 - The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate, stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:8 - Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining. The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?” As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:9 - Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits[fn] 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!”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:10 - So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.
NIV Footnotes
Or quiet, but the compensation our adversary offers cannot be compared with the loss the king would suffer
That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters
NIV

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