Matthew Bible

Esther 7

Esther intertaining the king and Haman, maketh suit for her owne life, and her people's.

Esther 7:1 And when the kynge and Haman came to the bancket that quene Esther had prepared, Esther 7:2 the king sayde vnto Esther on the second day at the bancket of wyne: what is thy petycyon quene Esther, that it may be geuen the. And what requyrest thou? Yea, aske euen halfe of the empyre, & it shalbe done. Esther 7:3 Esther the quene answered & sayd: Yf I haue founde grace in thy syghte (O Kinge) & yf it please the kinge, then graunte me my lyfe at my desire & my people for my peticions sake: Esther 7:4 for we are sold I & my people bothe to be destroyed, to be slayne & to perish: & would god we were solde to be bondmen & bondwemen, then would I hold my tonge, so should not the enemye be so hye to the kynges harme.

She accuseth Haman.

Esther 7:5 The kinge Ahasuerus spake and sayde vnto quene Esther: what is he that? Or where is he that darre presume in hys mynd to do such a thynge after that maner? Esther 7:6 Esther sayde: the enemy and aduersarye is this wicked Haman. As for Haman, he was exceadingly afrayed before the Kynge & the quene.

The king in his anger understanding of the gallows, which Haman had made for Mordecai, causeth him to be hanged thereon.

Esther 7:7 And the Kyng arose from the bancket & from þe wine in his dyspleasure, and wente into the palace garden. And Haman stode vp, and besought quene Esther for his life: for he sawe þt there was a myschefe prepared for hym of the king all ready. Esther 7:8 And when the Kynge came agayne oute of the palace garden into the parler, where they had eaten, Haman had layed hym vpon the bed that Esther sat vpon. Then sayde the Kynge? will he force the quene also besyde me in the house? As sone as that worde wente out of the kynges mouthe, they couered Hamans face. Esther 7:9 And Harbonah one of the chamberlaynes that stode before the kynge, sayde: Behold, there standeth a galowes in Hamans house fyfty cubytes hye, which he had made for Mardocheus, that spake good for þe king. The Kynge saide: hange him theron. Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the galowes that he had made for Mardocheus. Then was the Kynges wrath pacyfyed.

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