ESTHER 6:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.”

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Esther 6:12 Translation & Meaning

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And Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַ֖י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
came again וַיָּ֥שָׁב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again came again
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the king's הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ A king kings
gate. שַׁ֣עַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
But Haman וְהָמָן֙ Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
hasted נִדְחַ֣ף To urge, i.e., hasten hasted
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
his house בֵּית֔וֹ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
mourning, אָבֵ֖ל Lamenting mourning
and having his head רֹֽאשׁ׃ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) having head
covered. וַֽחֲפ֥וּי To cover; by implication, to veil, to encase, protect covered

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  • 10  Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

  • 11  Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

  • 12  And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.

  • 13  And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.

  • 14  And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.




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