Esther 7:3-6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
3 Queen Esther answered, “If I have obtained your approval,[a] my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life—this is my request; and spare my people—this is my desire. 4 For my people and I have been sold out to destruction, death, and extermination. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept silent. Indeed, the trouble wouldn’t be worth burdening the king.”
5 King Ahasuerus spoke up and asked Queen Esther, “Who is this, and where is the one who would devise such a scheme?”[b]
6 Esther answered, “The adversary and enemy is this evil Haman.”
Haman stood terrified before the king and queen.