Bible: Esther 5:11-14

5:11 Haman then recounted to them his fabulous wealth, 1  his many sons, 2  and how the king had magnified him and exalted him over the king’s other officials and servants. 5:12 Haman said, “Furthermore, Queen Esther invited 3  only me to accompany the king to the banquet that she prepared! And also tomorrow I am invited 4  along with the king. 5:13 Yet all of this fails to satisfy me so long as I have to see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”

5:14 Haman’s 5  wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Have a gallows seventy-five feet 6  high built, and in the morning tell the king that Mordecai should be hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet contented.” 7 

It seemed like a good idea to Haman, so he had the gallows built.

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