ESTHER 6:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Esther 6:4 Translation & Meaning

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And the king הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ A king king
said, וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Who מִ֣י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix Who
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in the court? בֶֽחָצֵ֑ר A yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls) court
Now Haman וְהָמָ֣ן Haman, a Persian vizier Now Haman
was come בָּ֗א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
into the outward הַחִ֣יצוֹנָ֔ה Properly, the (outer) wall side; hence, exterior; figuratively, secular (as opposed to sacred) outward
court לַֽחֲצַ֤ר A yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls) court
of the king's הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ A king kings
house, בֵּית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
to speak לֵאמֹ֣ר To say (used with great latitude) speak
unto the king לַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king king
to hang לִתְלוֹת֙ To suspend (especially to gibbet) hang
Mordecai מָרְדֳּכַ֔י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
on עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications on
the gallows הָעֵ֖ץ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) gallows
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
he had prepared הֵכִ֥ין Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) prepared
for him. הֵכִ֥ין Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) for him

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  • 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.

  • 5  And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.

  • 6  So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?




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