King James Version
1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to
bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read
before the king.
2 And 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.
3 And 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.
4 And 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
5 And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth
in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6 So 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 to myself?
7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king
delighteth to honour,
8 Let 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:
9 And 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.
10 Then 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 has spoken.
11 Then 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.
12 And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted
to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
13 And 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.
14 And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's
chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that
Esther had prepared.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
2. CLARKE'S COMMENTARY
- ESTHER 1 - http://www.godrules.net/library/clarke/clarkeest1.htm
- ESTHER 6 - http://www.godrules.net/library/clarke/clarkeest6.htm
4. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -