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“Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.”

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Esther 5:10 Translation & Meaning

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Nevertheless Haman הָמָ֔ן Haman, a Persian vizier Nevertheless Haman
refrained himself: וַיִּתְאַפַּ֣ק To contain, i.e., (reflexive) abstain refrained himself
and when he came וַיָּב֖וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
home, בֵּית֑וֹ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) home
he sent וַיִּשְׁלַ֛ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent
and called וַיָּבֵ֥א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) called
for אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) for
his friends, אֹֽהֲבָ֖יו To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) friends
and Zeresh זֶ֥רֶשׁ Zeresh, Haman's wife Zeresh
his wife. אִשְׁתּֽוֹ׃ A woman wife

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  • 8  If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.

  • 9  Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.

  • 10  Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

  • 11  And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

  • 12  Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.


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