ESTHER 5:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.”

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Esther 5:6 Translation & Meaning

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And the king הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ A king king
said וַיֹּ֨אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto Esther לְאֶסְתֵּר֙ Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
at the banquet בְּמִשְׁתֵּ֣ה Drink, by implication, drinking (the act); also (by implication) a banquet or (generally) feast banquet
of wine, הַיַּ֔יִן Wine (as fermented); by implication, intoxication wine
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 What
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy petition? שְּׁאֵֽלָתֵ֖ךְ A petition; by implication, a loan petition
and it shall be granted וְיִנָּ֣תֵֽן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) granted
thee: 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 thee and what
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy request? בַּקָּֽשָׁתֵ֛ךְ A petition request
even to עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) even
the half חֲצִ֥י The half or middle half
of the kingdom הַמַּלְכ֖וּת A rule; concretely, a dominion kingdom
it shall be performed. וְתֵעָֽשׂ׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application performed

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  • 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.

  • 6  And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.

  • 7  Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;

  • 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.




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