ESTHER 6:9

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“And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.”

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Esther 6:9 Translation & Meaning

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And let this apparel הַלְּב֜וּשׁ A garment (literally or figuratively); by implication (euphemistically) a wife let apparel
and horse וְהַסּ֗וּס A swallow (from its rapid flight) horse
be delivered וְנָת֨וֹן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) delivered
to עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications to
the hand יַד 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
of one אִ֞ישׁ 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) one
of the king's הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ A king kings
most noble הַֽפַּרְתְּמִ֔ים A grandee most noble
princes, מִשָּׂרֵ֤י A head person (of any rank or class) princes
that they may array וְהִלְבִּ֙ישׁוּ֙ Properly, wrap around, i.e., (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively array
the man הָאִ֔ישׁ 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
withal (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
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
and bring וְהִרְכִּיבֻ֤הוּ To ride (on an animal or in a vehicle); causatively, to place upon (for riding or generally), to despatch bring
him on עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications him on
horseback הַסּוּס֙ A swallow (from its rapid flight) horseback
through the street בִּרְח֣וֹב A width, i.e., (concretely) avenue or area through street
of the city, הָעִ֔יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
and proclaim וְקָֽרְא֣וּ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) proclaim
before לְפָנָ֔יו 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, Thus כָּ֚כָה Just so, referring to the previous or following context Thus
shall it be done יֵֽעָשֶׂ֣ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
to the man לָאִ֔ישׁ 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 חָפֵ֥ץ Properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire delighteth
to honour. בִּֽיקָרֽוֹ׃ Value, i.e., (concretely) wealth; abstractly, costliness, dignity honour

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  • 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:

  • 9  And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

  • 10  Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

  • 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.




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