1 And the king and Haman came to the banquet of Esther the queen.
2 And the king said again to Esther on the second day of the banquet of wine, What [is] your petition, queen Esther, that it may be granted you? And what [is] your request? And it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.
3 And Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request.
4 For we are sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to perish. But if we had been sold for men-slaves and women-slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could not make up for the king's damage.
5 And King Ahasuerus answered and said to Esther the queen, Who [is] he, and where [is] the one who dares presume in his heart to do so?
6 And Esther said, The man who is our adversary and enemy [is] this wicked Haman. And Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
7 And the king, arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath, [went] into the palace garden. And Haman stood up to beg for his life from Esther the queen, for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king.
8 And the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine. And Haman had fallen on the bed on which Esther [was]. And the king said, Will he also force the queen before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
9 And Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said before the king, Also look! the wooden [gallows] fifty cubits high which Haman made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, stands in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him on it!
10 And they hanged Haman on the wooden [gallows] that he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's wrath lay down.