The book of Esther is a perfect portrayal of someone who is a schemer, seeking to trap people for a various number of reasons. People tried to constantly trap Jesus in what he said and find basis to condemn him and Judas is a fine example of a man who was quite underhanded and as a result when he realized his folly he was driven to despair and hung himself- impaled more like, and commited suicide by falling headlong on a sword, spilling his entrails. He chose to let his condemnation turn him away from repentence to despair, and he was not held guiltless- or should we say, gutless.
Absolom the conspiring son of king David succeed for a time plotting to overthrow his own father so he could become king. Absolom was such a proud man he made a statue of himself in his own honor. Unfortunately for Absolom, it did not end well for him and his pretty boy hairdo got him hung on a low lying branch when he fled in battle. His choice to pass up a good barber in his arrogance of his thick and flowing hard gave him one barb-aric demise!
Next we have Haman, his envy and lust for self glory led him to hate the Jews of his day living in Exile, especially Mordacai who refused to bow to him. He planned to hang Mordacai from a gallow errected yet Mordacai gained honor with the king. Eventually through a series of events, Haman’s plot blew wide open and the king had him executed in the manner he plotted against Mordecai.
But when the plot came to the king’s attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised against the Jews should come back onto his own head, and that he and his sons should be impaled on poles. And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?