1. A. "And Pharoah was angry with his two officers" (Gen. 40:2):
B. R. Judah bar Simon, R. Hanan in the name of R. Yohanan: " 'Come and see the works of God' (Ps. 66:5).
C. "He made servants angry with their masters so as to bestow greatness on the righteous, he made masters angry with their servants in order to bestow greatness on the righteous.
D. "Thus: 'And Pharoah was angry with his two officers' so as to bestow greatness on Joseph.
E. '"Bigthan and Teresh were angry' (Est. 2:21) with Ahasuerus, so that he might bestow greatness on Mordecai."
2. A. [(Freedman:) As to the plots of Bigthan and Teresh against Ahasue rus:] R. Yudan said, "These are the views:
B. "Rab said, 'Short daggers did they hide in their shoes.'
C. "R. Hanan said, 'They made an instrument with which to strangle him.'
D. "Samuel said, 'They hid a snake in his dish.'
E. "In respect to all these views: 'Inquisition was made of the matter and it was found to be so' (Est. 2:23)."
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