The king receives Esther—She invites him and Haman to a banquet—Haman plans to have Mordecai hanged.
1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden
3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the
6 ¶And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy
8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the
9 ¶Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, that he
11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had
14 ¶Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a
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