1 H1961 Now it came H7992 to pass on the third H3117 day, H635 that Esther H3847 put H4438 on her royal H3847 apparel, H5975 and stood H6442 in the inner H2691 court H4428 of the king’s H1004 house, H5227 over H5227 against H4428 the king’s H1004 house: H4428 and the king H3427 sat H4438 on his royal H3678 throne H4438 in the royal H1004 house, H5227 over H5227 against H6607 the gate H1004 of the house.
2 H4428 And it was so, when the king H7200 saw H635 Esther H4436 the queen H5975 standing H2691 in the court, H5375 that she obtained H2580 favor H5869 in his sight: H4428 and the king H3447 held H635 out to Esther H2091 the golden H8275 scepter H3027 that was in his hand. H635 So Esther H7126 drew near, H5060 and touched H7218 the top H8275 of the scepter.
3 H559 Then said H4428 the king H4100 to her, What H4436 will you, queen H635 Esther? H4100 and what H1246 is your request? H5414 it shall be even given H2677 you to the half H4438 of the kingdom.
4 H635 And Esther H559 answered, H518 If H2895 it seem good H4428 to the king, H4428 let the king H2001 and Haman H935 come H3117 this day H4960 to the banquet H6213 that I have prepared for him.
5 H4428 Then the king H559 said, H2001 Cause Haman H4116 to make haste, H6213 that he may do H635 as Esther H1697 has said. H4428 So the king H2001 and Haman H935 came H4960 to the banquet H635 that Esther H6213 had prepared.
6 H4428 And the king H559 said H635 to Esther H4960 at the banquet H3196 of wine, H4100 What H7596 is your petition? H5414 and it shall be granted H4100 you: and what H1246 is your request? H2677 even to the half H4438 of the kingdom H6213 it shall be performed.
8 H518 If H4672 I have found H2580 favor H5869 in the sight H4428 of the king, H518 and if H2895 it please H4428 the king H5414 to grant H7596 my petition, H6213 and to perform H1246 my request, H4428 let the king H2001 and Haman H935 come H4960 to the banquet H6213 that I shall prepare H6213 for them, and I will do H4279 to morrow H4428 as the king H1697 has said.
9 H3318 Then went H2001 Haman H3318 forth H3117 that day H8056 joyful H2896 and with a glad H3820 heart: H2001 but when Haman H7200 saw H4782 Mordecai H4428 in the king’s H8179 gate, H6965 that he stood H3808 not up, nor H2111 moved H4390 for him, he was full H2534 of indignation H5921 against H4782 Mordecai.
10 H2001 Nevertheless Haman H662 refrained H935 himself: and when he came H1004 home, H7971 he sent H935 and called H157 for his friends, H2238 and Zeresh H802 his wife.
11 H2001 And Haman H5608 told H3519 them of the glory H6239 of his riches, H7230 and the multitude H1121 of his children, H3605 and all H834 the things wherein H4428 the king H1431 had promoted H834 him, and how H5375 he had advanced H5921 him above H8269 the princes H5650 and servants H4428 of the king.
12 H2001 Haman H559 said H637 moreover, H635 Yes, Esther H4436 the queen H3808 did let no H935 man come H4428 in with the king H4960 to the banquet H6213 that she had prepared H4279 but myself; and to morrow H7121 am I invited H1571 to her also H4428 with the king.
13 H3605 Yet all H2088 this H7737 avails H369 me nothing, H6256 so H6256 long H7200 as I see H4782 Mordecai H3064 the Jew H3427 sitting H4428 at the king’s H8179 gate.
14 H559 Then said H2238 Zeresh H802 his wife H3605 and all H157 his friends H6086 to him, Let a gallows H6213 be made H2572 of fifty H520 cubits H1364 high, H1242 and to morrow H559 speak H4428 you to the king H4782 that Mordecai H8518 may be hanged H5921 thereon: H935 then go H8056 you in merrily H4428 with the king H4960 to the banquet. H1697 And the thing H3190 pleased H2001 Haman; H6086 and he caused the gallows H6213 to be made.