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Mordecai Honored by the King

1On that night, the king could not sleep. He commanded to bring the scroll of the records of the Events of the Days, and they were read to the king.
  2It was found written that Mordecai had told about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers, who had tried to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
  3And the king said, “What honor and great thing has been done to Mordecai for this?” Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”

4And the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had come into the outer court of the king’s house to speak to the king about impaling Mordecai on the stake that he had set up for him.

5The king’s servants said to him, “Behold, Haman is standing in the court.” And the king said, “Have him come in.”

6So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done for the man whom the king delights to honor?” Now Haman said in his heart, “Who would the king delight to honor more than me?”
  7Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king delights to honor,
  8let them bring royal clothing that the king himself has put on, and a horse that the king rides on, which has a royal crown placed on its head.
  9And let the clothing and the horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble officials, that they may array the man whom the king delights to honor with them, and have him ride on horseback through the city square and proclaim before him, ‘This is what is done for the man whom the king delights to honor!’”

10Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry and take the clothing and the horse as you have said, and do this for Mordecai the Jew who sits at the king’s gate. Do not leave out anything of all that you have spoken.”
  11Then Haman took the clothing and the horse and clothed Mordecai, and had him ride through the city square, crying out before him, “This is what is done for the man whom the king delights to honor!”

12Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate, but Haman hurried to his house, mourning and having his head covered.
  13Then Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. And his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, “If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish descent, you will not prevail against him, but you will surely fall before him.”
  14While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs came and hurried to bring Haman to the banquet that Esther had prepared.

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