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Esther 5

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one On the third day, Esther dressed herself regally, and she stood in the courtyard of the royal house, in front of the king's house; the king sat [then] on his royal throne, in the royal house, directly against the entrance to the house. When the king saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard, she found mercy in his eyes.
2 And the king stretched out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand, and Esther came up and touched the end of the scepter,
3 And the king said to her: What are you, Queen Esther, and what is your request? Even before the kingdom will be given to you.
4 And Esther said: If the king is pleased, let the king and Haman come today to the feast that I prepared for him.
5 And the king said: Go down soon after Haman, to do according to the word of Esther. And the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had made.
6 And king Esther said while drinking wine: What is your desire? it will be satisfied; and what is your request? [at least] until the half-kingdom, it will be executed.
7 And Esther answered, and said: [Behold] my desire and my request:
eight if I found favor in the eyes of the king, and if the king is pleased to satisfy my desire and fulfill my request, then let the king and Haman come to the feast that I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will fulfill the king’s word.

nine And Haman came out that day, cheerful and complacent. But when Haman saw Mordecai at the royal gates, and he did not get up and did not move before him, then Haman was filled with anger at Mordecai.
ten However, Haman held fast. And when he came to his house, he sent to call his friends and Zeresh his wife.
eleven And Haman told them about his great wealth and about his many sons and about everything how the king magnified him and how he lifted him up over the princes and servants of the king.
12 And Haman said: Yes, and Queen Esther did not call anyone with the king to the feast that she had prepared, except me; so for tomorrow I am called to her with the king.
thirteen But all this is not enough for me, until I see Mordecai the Judean sitting at the gates of the king.
fourteen And Zeresh his wife and all his friends said unto him, Let them prepare a tree fifty feet high, and in the morning tell the king to hang Mordecai on him, and then merrily go to the feast with the king. And the word pleased Haman, and he prepared a tree.

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