ESTHER 5:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Esther 5:3 Translation & Meaning

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Then said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) Then said
the king הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king king
unto her, What מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses unto her What
wilt thou, queen הַמַּלְכָּ֑ה A queen wilt queen
Esther? אֶסְתֵּ֣ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
and what וּמַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses and what
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy request? בַּקָּֽשָׁתֵ֛ךְ A petition request
it shall be even given וְיִנָּ֥תֵֽן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) even given
thee to עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) thee to
the half חֲצִ֥י The half or middle half
of the kingdom. הַמַּלְכ֖וּת A rule; concretely, a dominion kingdom

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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.

  • 5  Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.




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