7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not b countervail the king's damage.
(b) Haman could not profit the king by his malice
as much he would hinder him by the loss of the Jews and the tribute which he
had from them.
7:7 And the
king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath [went] into the palace
garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for
he saw that there was c evil determined
against him by the king.
(c) His conscience accused him that as he had
conspired the death of innocents, so the vengeance of God would fall on him
for the same.
7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden
into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was d
fallen upon the bed whereon Esther [was]. Then said the king, Will he force the
queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth,
they e covered Haman's face.
(d) He fell down at the couch on which she sat
and made request for his life.
(e) This was the manner of the Persians, when one
was out of favour with the king.
7:9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said
before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had
made for Mordecai, who had spoken f good
for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him
(f) Who discovered the conspiracy against the