ESTHER 5:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Esther 5:14 Translation & Meaning

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Then said וַתֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) Then said
Zeresh זֶ֨רֶשׁ Zeresh, Haman's wife Zeresh
his wife אִשְׁתּ֜וֹ A woman wife
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his friends אֹֽהֲבָ֗יו To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) friends
unto him, Let a gallows עֵץ֮ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) Let gallows
be made יַֽעֲשׂוּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
of fifty חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים Fifty fifty
cubits אַמָּה֒ Properly, a mother (i.e., unit of measure, or the fore-arm (below the elbow), i.e., a cubit cubits
high, גָּבֹ֣הַּ Elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant high
and to morrow וּבַבֹּ֣קֶר׀ Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morrow
speak אֱמֹ֣ר To say (used with great latitude) speak
thou unto the king לַמֶּ֗לֶךְ A king king
that אֶֽת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) that
Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַי֙ Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
may be hanged וְיִתְל֤וּ To suspend (especially to gibbet) hanged
thereon: עָלָ֔יו Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications thereon
then go וּבֹֽא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) then go
thou in merrily שָׂמֵ֑חַ Blithe or gleeful merrily
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
the king הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ A king king
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the banquet. הַמִּשְׁתֶּ֖ה Drink, by implication, drinking (the act); also (by implication) a banquet or (generally) feast banquet
And the thing הַדָּבָ֛ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause thing
pleased וַיִּיטַ֧ב To be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right) pleased
Haman; הָמָ֖ן Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
and he caused the gallows הָעֵֽץ׃ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) caused gallows
to be made. וַיַּ֥עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made

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  • 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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