ESTHER 7:8

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“Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.”

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Esther 7:8 Translation & Meaning

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Then the king וְהַמֶּ֡לֶךְ A king Then king
returned שָׁב֩ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again returned
out of the palace הַבִּיתָ֜ן A palace (i.e., large house) out palace
garden מִגִּנַּ֨ת A garden garden
into אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to into
the place בֵּ֣ית׀ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) place
of the banquet מִשְׁתֵּ֣ה Drink, by implication, drinking (the act); also (by implication) a banquet or (generally) feast banquet
of wine; הַיַּ֗יִן Wine (as fermented); by implication, intoxication wine
and Haman וְהָמָן֙ Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
was fallen נֹפֵ֔ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fallen
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the bed הַמִּטָּה֙ A bed (as extended) for sleeping or eating; by analogy, a sofa, litter or bier bed
whereon אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whereon
Esther אֶסְתֵּ֣ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
was. (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Then said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) Then said
the king, הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king king
Will he force לִכְבּ֧וֹשׁ To tread down; hence, negatively, to disregard; positively, to conquer, subjugate, violate force
the queen הַמַּלְכָּ֛ה A queen queen
also הֲ֠גַם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
before עִמִּ֖י Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) before
me in the house? בַּבָּ֑יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
As the word הַדָּבָ֗ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause word
went out יָצָא֙ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
of the king's הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ A king kings
mouth, מִפִּ֣י The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to mouth
they covered חָפֽוּ׃ To cover; by implication, to veil, to encase, protect covered
Haman's הָמָ֖ן Haman, a Persian vizier Hamans
face. וּפְנֵ֥י 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.) face

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  • 6  And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

  • 7  And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

  • 8  Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

  • 9  And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

  • 10  So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.




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