Verses 3, 4 – Esther’s request was direct and to the point. She asked for the king to spare her and her people because they had been “sold out!” Esther didn’t directly accuse the king but in a round about way had said exactly what the decree the king had signed had said. Destruction, death, and extermination to the Jews. This was a direct quote from what Haman had crafted.
Verses 6-10 – For the first time in the book of Esther the king had to make a decision without counsel. He was forced to choose between his prime minister and his wife. Suddenly, the tables were turned on Haman. He was terrified. He begged for his life to Esther.
Court documents from Assyrian period state that a man must not come closer than 7 steps to one of the women in the palace. Haman fell on Esther as he was begging for his life and the king walked in. Proverbs 26:27–“Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.” An so Haman was hanged on the very gallows he had built to hang Mordecai.