Sunday, August 10, 2008

Missionary, Legs Around

biblical text

Esther asks the king reveals his

The king and Haman came to banquet with Queen Esther. The second day the king said unto Esther, while we drank wine: What is your request Queen Esther? She will be granted. What do you want? When it would be half the kingdom it will get. Queen Esther answered, If I find favor in thy sight, O king, and if the king's pleasure, gives me life, that my request and my people, that's my desire! For we are sold, I and my people to be killed, slaughtered, destroyed. Even if we were sold to become slaves and servants, I hold my tongue, but the enemy does not compensate the damage done to the king. The king Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther: Who is he and where is he who proposes to act so?

Haman appointed, convicted and hanged

Esther said the oppressor, the enemy is Haman, the wicked one! Haman was filled with terror before the king and queen. And the king in his wrath, rose and left the banquet to go to the palace garden. Haman stayed to beg for mercy for the life of Queen Esther, for he saw that his loss was arrested in the king's mind. When the king returned from the palace garden into the banquet hall, he saw that Haman had rushed to the bed on which Esther was, and he said: Would it still to do violence to the queen, at home in the palace? When this word came from the mouth of the King, here is the face of Haman. And Harbona, one of the chamberlains, said before the king: Behold, the wood prepared by Haman for Mordecai, who spoke for the good of the king, standeth in the house of Haman, at a height of fifty cubits. The king said: Let it hang Haman! And they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's anger subsided.


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