Bible: Esther 2:19-23
Mordecai Learns of a Plot against the King
2:19 Now when the young women were being gathered again, 1 Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 2 2:20 Esther was still not divulging her lineage or her people, 3 just as Mordecai had instructed her. 4 Esther continued to do whatever Mordecai said, just as she had done when he was raising her.
2:21 In those days while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan 5 and Teresh, 6 two of the king’s eunuchs who protected the entrance, 7 became angry and plotted to assassinate 8 King Ahasuerus. 2:22 When Mordecai learned of the conspiracy, 9 he informed Queen Esther, 10 and Esther told the king in Mordecai’s behalf. 11 2:23 The king then had the matter investigated and, finding it to be so, had the two conspirators 12 hanged on a gallows. 13 It was then recorded in the daily chronicles in the king’s presence.