We read on to see what happened to Queen Esther as she confronted the devil. See how the table turned and all favors were on her side now. The king was enraged at Haman at his plot to kill the Jews which included killing Queen Esther whom the king now loved most. After the king went into the garden to perhaps cool down he returned and caught Haman (in despair, hoping to ask the queen to spare his life) falling on the couch where the queen was reclining! It gave the king an immediate reason to kill him.
So the arch-enemy of Queen Esther and her Jewish people was eliminated without her using any physical force.
Reading this chapter, we realize that again it was no coincidence for Haman to fall down on her at the point when the king returned from the garden and saw him (caught him red-handed). It was divinely arranged in heaven by the God of Esther. An unseen angel must have pushed Haman at that crucial time. for that matter, Haman’s earlier preparation of the sharpened pole to impale Mordecai, and Mordecai’s saving the king from being assassinated too were all works of the hand of God.
Awesome! All Esther did was to fast and pray to God and trust God to do the rest.
Esther 7 New Living Translation (NLT)
The King Executes Haman
7 So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet. 2 On this second occasion, while they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “Tell me what you want, Queen Esther. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
3 Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request, I ask that my life and the lives of my people will be spared. 4 For my people and I have been sold to those who would kill, slaughter, and annihilate us. If we had merely been sold as slaves, I could remain quiet, for that would be too trivial a matter to warrant disturbing the king.”
5 “Who would do such a thing?” King Xerxes demanded. “Who would be so presumptuous as to touch you?”
6 Esther replied, “This wicked Haman is our adversary and our enemy.” Haman grew pale with fright before the king and queen. 7 Then the king jumped to his feet in a rage and went out into the palace garden.
Haman, however, stayed behind to plead for his life with Queen Esther, for he knew that the king intended to kill him. 8 In despair he fell on the couch where Queen Esther was reclining, just as the king was returning from the palace garden.
The king exclaimed, “Will he even assault the queen right here in the palace, before my very eyes?” And as soon as the king spoke, his attendants covered Haman’s face, signaling his doom.
9 Then Harbona, one of the king’s eunuchs, said, “Haman has set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feet[a] tall in his own courtyard. He intended to use it to impale Mordecai, the man who saved the king from assassination.”
“Then impale Haman on it!” the king ordered. 10 So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
- 7:9 Hebrew 50 cubits [23 meters].