ESTHER 4:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.”

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Esther 4:8 Translation & Meaning

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Also he gave נִתַּ֨ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) Also gave
him the copy פַּתְשֶׁ֣גֶן A transcript copy
of the writing כְּתָֽב Something written, i.e., a writing, record or book writing
of the decree הַ֠דָּת A royal edict or statute decree
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
was given נָ֣תַן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
at Shushan בְּשׁוּשָׁ֤ן Shushan, a place in Persia Shushan
to destroy לְהַשְׁמִידָם֙ To desolate destroy
them, to shew לְהַרְא֥וֹת To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) shew
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
unto וְאֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) unto
Esther, אֶסְתֵּ֖ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
and to declare וּלְהַגִּ֣יד Properly, to front, i.e., stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise declare
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
unto her, and to charge וּלְצַוּ֣וֹת (intensively) to constitute, enjoin charge
her עָלֶ֗יהָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications her
that she should go in לָב֨וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) should go
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the king, הַמֶּ֧לֶךְ A king king
to make supplication לְהִֽתְחַנֶּן Properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e., move to favor by petition) make supplication
unto him, and to make request וּלְבַקֵּ֥שׁ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after make request
before מִלְּפָנָ֖יו The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
him for עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications him for
her people. עַמָּֽהּ׃ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people

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  • 6  So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king's gate.

  • 7  And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them.

  • 8  Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.

  • 9  And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.

  • 10  Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai;




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