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 Esther 5:9 - 14
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   Book of Esther
   Chapter 5
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king's gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai.
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home. Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his wife,
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials.
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"And that's not all," Haman added. "I'm the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king's gate."
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
His wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows built, seventy-five feet F8 high, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the dinner and be happy." This suggestion delighted Haman, and he had the gallows built.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F8 Hebrew fifty cubits (about 23 meters)

 
 

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