7 Then the king and Haʹman+ came in to banquet with Esther the queen. 2 The king now said to Esther also on the second day during the banquet of wine:+ “What is your petition,+ O Esther the queen? Let it even be given to you.+ And what is your request? To the half of the kingship+—let it even be done!” 3 At this Esther the queen answered and said: “If I have found favor in your eyes, O king, and if to the king it does seem good, let there be given me my own soul*+ at my petition and my people+ at my request. 4 For we have been sold,+ I and my people, to be annihilated, killed and destroyed.+ Now if we had been sold for mere men slaves+ and for mere maidservants, I should have kept silent. But the distress is not appropriate when with damage to the king.”*
5 King A·has·u·eʹrus now said, yes, he went on to say to Esther the queen: “Who is this,+ and just where is the one* who has emboldened+ himself* to do that way?” 6 Then Esther said: “The man, the adversary+ and enemy,+ is this bad Haʹman.”
As for Haʹman, he became terrified+ because of the king and the queen. 7 As for the king, he rose up in his rage+ from the banquet of wine [to go] to the garden of the palace; and Haʹman himself stood up to make request for his soul* from Esther the queen,+ for he saw that bad had been determined+ against him* by the king.+ 8 And the king himself returned from the garden of the palace to the house of the wine banquet;+ and Haʹman was fallen upon the couch+ on which Esther was. Consequently the king said: “Is there also to be a raping of the queen, with me in the house?” The word itself went out of the king’s mouth,+ and Haʹman’s face they covered. 9 Har·boʹna,+ one of the court officials+ before the king, now said: “Also, there is the stake+ that Haʹman made for Morʹde·cai, who had spoken good concerning the king,+ standing in Haʹman’s house—fifty cubits* high.” At that the king said: “YOU men, hang him on it.”+ 10 And they proceeded to hang Haʹman on the stake+ that he had prepared for Morʹde·cai;+ and the king’s rage itself subsided.