Book 17 of 66: Esther: Chapter 006 of 10

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017:006:001
On that night could not the king sleep,
and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles;
and they were read before the king.


017:006:002
And it was found written,
that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh,
two of the king's chamberlains,
the keepers of the door,
who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.


017:006:003
And the king said,
What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this?
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him,
There is nothing done for him.


017:006:004
And the king said,
Who is in the court?
Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house,
to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.


017:006:005
And the king's servants said unto him,
Behold,
Haman standeth in the court.
And the king said,
Let him come in.


017:006:006
So Haman came in.
And the king said unto him,
What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?
Now Haman thought in his heart,
To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?


017:006:007
And Haman answered the king,
For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,


017:006:008
Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear,
and the horse that the king rideth upon,
and the crown royal which is set upon his head:


017:006:009
And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes,
that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour,
and bring him on horseback through the street of the city,
and proclaim before him,
Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.


017:006:010
Then the king said to Haman,
Make haste,
and take the apparel and the horse,
as thou hast said,
and do even so to Mordecai the Jew,
that sitteth at the king's gate:
let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.


017:006:011
Then took Haman the apparel and the horse,
and arrayed Mordecai,
and brought him on horseback through the street of the city,
and proclaimed before him,
Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.


017:006:012
And Mordecai came again to the king's gate.
But Haman hasted to his house mourning,
and having his head covered.


017:006:013
And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him.
Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him,
If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews,
before whom thou hast begun to fall,
thou shalt not prevail against him,
but shalt surely fall before him.


017:006:014
And while they were yet talking with him,
came the king's chamberlains,
and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.


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