Esther 7:1
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New International Version
So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther's banquet,

King James Bible
So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king and Haman came to drink with Esther the queen.

World English Bible
So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king cometh in, and Haman, to drink with Esther the queen,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hasted to bring Haman - There was a dreadful banquet before him, of which he knew nothing: and he could have little appetite to enjoy that which he knew was prepared at the palace of Esther.

One grand design of this history is, to show that he who lays a snare for the life of his neighbor, is most likely to fall into it himself: for, in the course of the Divine providence, men generally meet with those evils in life which they have been the means of inflicting on others: and this is exactly agreeable to the saying of our Lord: "With what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you withal."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

banquet. Heb. drink.

Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace...

Esther 5:8 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...

Before Caiaphas
"And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there come together with him all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter had followed Him afar off, even within, into the court of the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put Him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against Him, and their witness agreed not together. And there
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Esther 6:14
While they were still talking with him, the king's eunuchs arrived and hurried Haman away to the banquet Esther had prepared.

Esther 7:2
and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, "Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted."

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