Haman knew there was death or at the least discipline that awaited him with what Mordecai had been the recipient of. It’s interesting and insightful to see Mordecai upon having been led through the city returned back to his position at the gate. Humility was a characteristic of this faithful man. Now being rushed off to Esther’s banquet, there was undoubtedly mixed emotions for Haman.
After having partied for two days, on the second day Ahasuerus was questioning and Haman was anxious. Haman knew better than to ask his plea for Mordecai’s life and thereby deferred to Ahasuerus; who asked Esther what she desired and he would grant it to her. She was candid and repetitive of Haman’s statement as to what he would do against the Jew and specifically Mordecai.
King Ahasuerus was enraged at this turn of events and was determined to have Haman die. Ahasuerus was a man of controlled emotions as he left the room with Haman and Esther, only to return and found that Haman appeared to have sexually accosted her. The king was determined to have Haman killed immediately. It seems as though it wasn’t just the Jews who were aggravated with Haman, Persians were as well, evidenced by Harbonah’s informing the king of the gallows that had been built for Mordecai by Haman; poetic justice for this scoundrel.
Haman’s head was covered and was hung that very hour.
An interesting note concerning Esther; she never incriminated the king, laying the charge solely at the feet of Haman. When we’re assaulted by individuals, we need to permit God’s justice and providence to rule and reign; rather than taking things into our own hands.