ESTHER 6:2

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“And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.”

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Esther 6:2 Translation & Meaning

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And it was found וַיִּמָּצֵ֣א Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present found
written, כָת֗וּב To grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe) written
that אֲשֶׁר֩ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַ֜י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
had told הִגִּ֨יד Properly, to front, i.e., stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise told
of עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications of
Bigthana בִּגְתָ֣נָא Bigthan or Bigthana, a eunuch of Xerxes Bigthana
and Teresh, וָתֶ֗רֶשׁ Teresh, a eunuch of Xerxes Teresh
two שְׁנֵי֙ Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
of the king's הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king kings
chamberlains, סָֽרִיסֵ֣י A eunuch; by implication, valet (especially of the female apartments), and thus, a minister of state chamberlains
the keepers מִשֹּֽׁמְרֵ֖י Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc keepers
of the door, הַסַּ֑ף A vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine) door
who אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc who
sought בִּקְשׁוּ֙ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after sought
to lay לִשְׁלֹ֣חַ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) lay
hand יָ֔ד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
on the king בַּמֶּ֖לֶךְ A king king
Ahasuerus. אֲחַשְׁוֵרֽוֹשׁ׃ Achashverosh (i.e., Ahasuerus or Artaxerxes, but in this case Xerxes), the title (rather than name) of a Persian king Ahasuerus

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  • 1  On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

  • 2  And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.

  • 3  And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

  • 4  And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.




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