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Esther 7 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:2 - On this second occasion, while they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “Tell me what you want, Queen Esther. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:3 - Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request, I ask that my life and the lives of my people will be spared.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:4 - For my people and I have been sold to those who would kill, slaughter, and annihilate us. If we had merely been sold as slaves, I could remain quiet, for that would be too trivial a matter to warrant disturbing the king.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:5 - “Who would do such a thing?” King Xerxes demanded. “Who would be so presumptuous as to touch you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:6 - Esther replied, “This wicked Haman is our adversary and our enemy.” Haman grew pale with fright before the king and queen.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:7 - Then the king jumped to his feet in a rage and went out into the palace garden. Haman, however, stayed behind to plead for his life with Queen Esther, for he knew that the king intended to kill him.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:8 - In despair he fell on the couch where Queen Esther was reclining, just as the king was returning from the palace garden. The king exclaimed, “Will he even assault the queen right here in the palace, before my very eyes?” And as soon as the king spoke, his attendants covered Haman’s face, signaling his doom.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:9 - Then Harbona, one of the king’s eunuchs, said, “Haman has set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feet[fn] 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:10 - So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
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Hebrew 50 cubits [22.5 meters].
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