ESTHER 5:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.”

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Esther 5:2 Translation & Meaning

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And it was וַיְהִי֩ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) And it was
so, when the king הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ A king king
saw כִרְא֨וֹת To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
Esther אֶסְתֵּ֣ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
the queen הַמַּלְכָּ֗ה A queen queen
standing עֹמֶ֙דֶת֙ To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) standing
in the court, בֶּֽחָצֵ֔ר A yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls) court
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
she obtained נָֽשְׂאָ֥ה To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative obtained
favour חֵ֖ן Graciousness, i.e., subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty) favour
in his sight: בְּעֵינָ֑יו An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) sight
and the king הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ A king king
held out וַיּ֨וֹשֶׁט To extend held out
to Esther לְאֶסְתֵּ֗ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
the golden הַזָּהָב֙ Gold, figuratively, something gold-colored (i.e., yellow), as oil, a clear sky golden
sceptre שַׁרְבִ֤יט A rod of empire sceptre
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in his hand. בְּיָד֔וֹ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
So Esther אֶסְתֵּ֔ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
drew near, וַתִּקְרַ֣ב To approach (causatively, bring near) for whatever purpose drew near
and touched וַתִּגַּ֖ע Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) touched
the top בְּרֹ֥אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) top
of the sceptre. הַשַּׁרְבִֽיט׃ A rod of empire sceptre

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  • 1  Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

  • 2  And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

  • 3  Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

  • 4  And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.




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