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“Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.”

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Esther 5:9 Translation & Meaning

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Then went וַיֵּצֵ֤א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim Then
Haman הָמָן֙ Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
forth הָמָ֨ן Haman, a Persian vizier forth
that הַה֔וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are that
day בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
joyful שָׂמֵ֖חַ Blithe or gleeful joyful
and with a glad וְט֣וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) glad
heart: לֵ֑ב The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart
but when Haman הָמָ֛ן Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
saw וְכִרְאוֹת֩ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַ֜י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
in the king's הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ A king kings
gate, בְּשַׁ֣עַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
that he stood not up, קָם֙ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) stood not up
nor וְלֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles nor
moved זָ֣ע Properly, to shake off, i.e., (figuratively) to agitate (as with fear) moved
for מִמֶּ֔נּוּ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses for
him, he was full וַיִּמָּלֵ֥א To fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively) full
of indignation חֵמָֽה׃ Heat; figuratively, anger, poison (from its fever) indignation
against עַֽל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
Mordecai. מָרְדֳּכַ֖י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai

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  • 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.

  • 9  Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.

  • 10  Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

  • 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.


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