that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before
2And it was found written, that
Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand
on the king Ahasuerus.
3And the king said,
What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There
is nothing done for him.
4And the king said,
Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai
on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man
whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than
7And Haman answered the king, For
the man whom the king delighteth to honour,
the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which
is set upon his head:
9And let this apparel
and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king
delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be
done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the
Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
11Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought
him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king
delighteth to honour.
12And Mordecai came
again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
13And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen
him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun
to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.
14And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman
unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.