The King asked Queen Esther, “What is your request? It shall be given you even to the half of the kingdom.”
Evil Haman builds gallows 50 ft. high to hang Mordecai the Jew from.
The King tells Haman that he would be pleased if Mordecai was publicly honored for having previously saved the King’s life from would-be assassins.
Humiliated Haman does as the King ordered.
Zeresh, Haman’s wife, tells 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.”
– Esther 6:13