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

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Esther 6:5 Translation & Meaning

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And the king's הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ A king kings
servants נַֽעֲרֵ֤י (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) servants
said וַיֹּ֨אמְר֜וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֵלָ֔יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him, Behold, הִנֵּ֥ה Lo! Behold
Haman הָמָ֖ן Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
standeth עֹמֵ֣ד To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) standeth
in the court. בֶּֽחָצֵ֑ר A yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls) court
And the king הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ A king king
said, וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Let him come in. יָבֽוֹא׃ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) Let come

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  • 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?

  • 7  And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,


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