23 And when the report was investigated and found to be true, the two officials were impaled(A) on poles. All this was recorded in the book of the annals(B) in the presence of the king.(C)

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Then Harbona,(A) one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits[a](B) stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”

The king said, “Impale him on it!”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 7:9 That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters

may ruin overtake them by surprise—(A)
    may the net they hid entangle them,
    may they fall into the pit,(B) to their ruin.

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10 Let the wicked fall(A) into their own nets,
    while I pass by in safety.(B)

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10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path
    will fall into their own trap,(A)
    but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

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Evildoers are snared by their own sin,(A)
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

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11 But now, all you who light fires
    and provide yourselves with flaming torches,(A)
go, walk in the light of your fires(B)
    and of the torches you have set ablaze.
This is what you shall receive from my hand:(C)
    You will lie down in torment.(D)

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