Bible Apocrypha Esther (Greek) chapter 5
Esther (Greek) 5
0 0 3 Then the king says to her, What will you, queen Esther? and what is your request? it will be even given you to the half of the kingdom. 4 And Esther answered, If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him. 5 Then the king said, Cause Haman to rush, that he may do as Esther has said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared. 6 And the king said to Esther at the wine banquet, What is your petition? and it will be granted you: and what is your request? all the way to the half of the kingdom it will be performed. 7 Then Esther replies, saying, “My petition and my request is; 8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king has said. 9 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sends to call for his friends, and his wife Zeresh. 11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king. 12 Haman said moreover, Yes, Queen Esther did let no man come in with the king to the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and tomorrow am I invited to her also with the king. 13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate. 14 Then says his wife Zeresh and all his friends to him, Let a gallows be made of 50 cubits high, and tomorrow speak you to the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it: then go you in merrily with the king to the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the execution-stake to be made.