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7:1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.
7:2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.
7:3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: 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 countervail the king's damage.
7:5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? 7:6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
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 evil determined against him by the king.
7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was 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 king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
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 spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.
7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

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Everything King James Bible:Esther
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Esther
Book: Esther
Chapter: 7

Esther accuses Haman. (1-6) Haman hanged On his own Gallows.

1-6 If the Love of Life causes Earnest pleadings with those
that can only kill the body, how fervent should our prayers be
to Him, who is able to destroy both body and soul in Hell! How
should we pray for the Salvation of our relatives, friends, and
all around us! When we petition great men, we must be cautious
not to give them Offence; even just complaints must often be
kept back. But when we approach the King of Kings with
reverence, we cannot ask or expect too much. Though nothing but
wrath be our due, God is able and willing to do exceeding
abundantly, even Beyond all we can ask or think.

7-10 The King was angry: those that do things with self-will,
reflect upon them afterward with self-reproach. When angry, we
should pause before we come to any resolution, and thus rule our
own spirits, and show that we are governed By reason. Those that
are most haughty and insolent when in power and prosperity,
commonly, like Haman, are the most abject and Poor-spirited when
brought down. The Day is coming when those that hate and
persecute God's Chosen ones, would gladly be beholden to them.
The King returns yet more angry against Haman. Those about him
were ready to Put his wrath into execution. How little can proud
men be sure of the interest they think they have! The enemies of
God's Church have often been thus taken in their own craftiness.
The Lord is known By such judgments. Then was the King's wrath
pacified, and not till then. And who pities Haman hanged On his
own Gallows? who does not rather rejoice in the Divine
Righteousness displayed in the Destruction his own art brought
upon him? Let the workers of iniquity tremble, turn to the Lord,
and seek Pardon through the Blood of Jesus.

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