ESTHER 6:6

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“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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Esther 6:6 Translation & Meaning

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So Haman הָמָן֒ Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
came in. וַיָּבוֹא֮ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
And the king הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king king
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto him, What מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses unto him What
shall be done לַעֲשׂ֕וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
unto the man בָּאִ֕ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
whom אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whom
the king הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ A king king
delighteth חָפֵ֣ץ Properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire delighteth
to honour? בִּֽיקָר֑וֹ Value, i.e., (concretely) wealth; abstractly, costliness, dignity honour
Now Haman הָמָן֙ Haman, a Persian vizier Now Haman
thought וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) thought
in his heart, בְּלִבּ֔וֹ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart
To whom לְמִ֞י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix To whom
would the king הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ A king would king
delight יַחְפֹּ֥ץ Properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire delight
to do לַֽעֲשׂ֥וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
honour יְקָ֖ר Value, i.e., (concretely) wealth; abstractly, costliness, dignity honour
more than יוֹתֵ֥ר Properly, redundant; hence, over and above, as adjective, noun, adverb or conjunction more than
to מִמֶּֽנִּי׃ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses to
myself? מִמֶּֽנִּי׃ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses myself

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  • 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,

  • 8  Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:




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