1 And Mardocheus took his rest in the court with Gabatha and Tharra, the two eunuchs of the king, that were keepers of the court.
2 And he heard their communings, and searched out their purposes, and learned that they were about to lay hands upon Artaxerxes the king; and he certified the king of them.
3 Then the king examined the two eunuchs, and after that they had confessed it, they were led to execution.
4 And the king wrote these things for a memorial; Mardocheus also wrote concerning these things.
5 So the king commanded Mardocheus to serve in the court, and for this he gave him gifts.
6 Howbeit Aman the son of Amadathus, a Bugean, who was in great honor with the king, sought to molest Mardocheus and his people because of the two eunuchs of the king.