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“Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.”

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Esther 5:13 Translation & Meaning

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Yet all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
this זֶ֕ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
availeth שׁוֶֹ֖ה Properly, to level, i.e., equalize; figuratively, to resemble; by implication, to adjust (i.e., counterbalance, be suitable, compose, place, yield, etc.) availeth
me nothing, אֵינֶ֥נּוּ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle nothing
so long בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) long
as עֵ֗ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc as
I אֲנִ֤י I I
see רֹאֶה֙ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַ֣י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
the Jew הַיְּהוּדִ֔י A Jehudite (i.e., Judaite or Jew), or descendant of Jehudah (i.e., Judah) Jew
sitting יוֹשֵׁ֖ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry sitting
at the king's הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ A king kings
gate. בְּשַׁ֥עַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate

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  • 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.

  • 13  Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

  • 14  Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.


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