Then the king said, 'What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?' And the king’s servants who attended him said, 'Nothing has been done for him.'
So the king said, 'Who is in the courtyard?' Now Haman had just
entered the outer courtyard of the king’s palace in order to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the wooden gallows
which he had prepared for him.
So the king’s servants said to him, 'Behold, Haman is standing in the courtyard.' And the king said, 'Have him come in.'
Haman then came in and the king said to him, 'What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?' And Haman said to himself, 'Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?'
Therefore Haman said to the king, 'For the man whom the king desires to honor,