Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch(A) where Esther was reclining.(B)

The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?”(C)

As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.(D)

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41 You sat on an elegant couch,(A) with a table(B) spread before it on which you had placed the incense(C) and olive oil that belonged to me.(D)

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12 This is what the Lord says:

“As a shepherd rescues from the lion’s(A) mouth
    only two leg bones or a piece of an ear,
so will the Israelites living in Samaria be rescued,
    with only the head of a bed
    and a piece of fabric[a] from a couch.[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 3:12 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
  2. Amos 3:12 Or Israelites be rescued, / those who sit in Samaria / on the edge of their beds / and in Damascus on their couches.

You lie on beds adorned with ivory
    and lounge on your couches.(A)
You dine on choice lambs
    and fattened calves.(B)

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