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 king,