Book of Esther - Chapter 7


King Ahasuerus and Haman have second feast with Esther. On the second day, Esther reveals Haman's wicked plot. Haman begs for his life, but he is hanged on the gallows he had built for Mordecai.


(7:3 – 6) Then Queen Esther answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be granted me for my wish, and my people for my request. For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have been silent, for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king." Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, "Who is he, and where is he, who has dared to do this?" And Esther said, "A foe and enemy! This wicked Haman!" Esther says nothing about a decree, or who are her people. Is there any reason for the king to realize that Esther is Jewish?
(7:10) So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the wrath of the king abated. Haman is gone, king is happy, but the decree to kill the Jews is still in place.