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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of EstherClick Verse Reference for Study Notes
    7:1-10 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

Esther's Plea

1 Now the king and Haman came to drink wine with Esther the queen. 2 And the king said to Esther on the second day also as F54 they drank their wine at the banquet, "What R106 is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even R107 to half of the kingdom it shall be done." 3 Then Queen Esther replied, "If R108 I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me as my petition, and my people as my request; 4 for we R109 have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to R110 be killed and to be annihilated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have remained silent, for the trouble F55 would not be commensurate with the annoyance F56 to the king." 5 Then King Ahasuerus asked F57 Queen Esther, "Who is he, and where is he, who F58 would presume to do thus?" 6 Esther said, "A R111 foe and an enemy is this wicked Haman!" Then Haman became terrified before the king and queen.

Haman Is Hanged

7 The king arose in R112 his anger from drinking F59 wine and went into the R113 palace garden; but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm had been determined against him by the king. 8 Now when the king returned from the palace garden into the place F60 where they were drinking wine, Haman was falling on the R114 couch where Esther was. Then the king said, "Will he even assault the queen with me in the house?" As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. 9 Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who were before the king said, "Behold indeed, the R115 gallows standing at Haman's house fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai who R116 spoke good on behalf of the king!" And the king said, "Hang him on it." 10 So R117 they hanged Haman on the gallows F61 which he had prepared for Mordecai, and R118 the king's anger subsided.
F54: Lit at the banquet of wine
F55: Or enemy could not compensate for the loss
F56: Or damage
F57: Lit said and said to
F58: Lit whose heart has been filled
F59: Lit the banquet of wine
F60: Lit house of the banquet of wine
F61: Lit tree

R106: Esther 5:6; 9:12
R107: Esther 5:3
R108: Esther 5:8; 8:5
R109: Esther 3:9
R110: Esther 3:13
R111: Esther 3:10
R112: Esther 1:12
R113: Esther 1:5
R114: Esther 1:6
R115: Esther 5:14
R116: Esther 2:22
R117: Psalms 7:16; 94:23
R118: Esther 7:7,8


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