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A Plot against the King
1Now Mor'decai took his rest in the courtyard with Gab'atha and Tharra, the two eunuchs of the king who kept watch in the courtyard. 2He overheard their conversation and inquired into their purposes, and learned that they were preparing to lay hands upon Ahasu-e'rusa the king; and he informed the king concerning them. 3Then the king examined the two eunuchs, and when they confessed they were led to execution. 4The king made a permanent record of these things, and Mor'decai wrote an account of them. 5And the king ordered Mor'decai to serve in the court and rewarded him for these things. 6But Haman, the son of Hammeda'tha, a Bougae'an, was in great honor with the king, and he sought to injure Mor'decai and his people because of the two eunuchs of the king.