ESTHER 6:13

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“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.”

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Esther 6:13 Translation & Meaning

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And Haman הָמָ֜ן Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
told וַיְסַפֵּ֨ר Properly, to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e., (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively, to recount, i.e., celebrate told
Zeresh לְזֶ֤רֶשׁ Zeresh, Haman's wife Zeresh
his wife אִשְׁתּוֹ֙ A woman wife
and all וּלְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his friends אֹ֣הֲבָ֔יו To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) friends
every כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
thing (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
had befallen קָרָ֑הוּ To light upon (chiefly by accident); causatively, to bring about befallen
him. Then said וַיֹּ֩אמְרוּ֩ To say (used with great latitude) Then said
his wise men חֲכָמָ֜יו Wise, (i.e., intelligent, skilful or artful) wise men
and Zeresh וְזֶ֣רֶשׁ Zeresh, Haman's wife Zeresh
his wife אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ A woman wife
unto him, If אִ֣ם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not If
Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַ֞י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of the seed מִזֶּ֣רַע Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
of the Jews, הַיְּהוּדִ֡ים A Jehudite (i.e., Judaite or Jew), or descendant of Jehudah (i.e., Judah) Jews
before לְפָנָיו֙ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
whom אֲשֶׁר֩ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whom
thou hast begun הַחִלּ֨וֹתָ Properly, to bore, i.e., (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an 'opening wedge'); to play (the flute) begun
to fall, לִנְפֹּ֤ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fall
thou shalt not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
prevail תוּכַ֣ל To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) prevail
against him, but כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed against
shalt surely נָפ֥וֹל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) surely
fall תִּפּ֖וֹל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fall
before לְפָנָֽיו׃ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
him. לְפָנָֽיו׃ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) him

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  • 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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