6:1 In that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to
bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read
before the king.
6:2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had informed of
Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the
keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king
6:3 And the king said, What honor and dignity hath been done to
Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that
ministered to him, There is nothing done for him.
6:4 And the king said, Who [is] in the court? Now Haman had come
into the outward court of the king's house, to speak to the
king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for
6:5 And the king's servants said to him, Behold, Haman standeth
in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6:6 So Haman came in. And the king said to him, What shall be
done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor? Now Haman
thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do
honor more than to myself?
6:7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king
delighteth to honor,
6:8 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:
6:9 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 whom the king delighteth to honor, 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
6:10 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.
6:11 Then Haman took 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 to
the man whom the king delighteth to honor.
6:12 And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman
hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
6:13 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 to him, If Mordecai [is] of the seed of the
Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou wilt not
prevail against him, but wilt surely fall before him.
6:14 And while they [were] yet talking with him, came the king's
chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman to the banquet that
Esther had prepared.