ESTHER 7:9

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“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.”

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Esther 7:9 Translation & Meaning

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And Harbonah, חַ֠רְבוֹנָה Charbona or Charbonah, a eunuch of Xerxes Harbonah
one אֶחָ֨ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
the chamberlains, הַסָּֽרִיסִ֜ים A eunuch; by implication, valet (especially of the female apartments), and thus, a minister of state chamberlains
said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
before לִפְנֵ֣י 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
the king, הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ A king king
Behold הִנֵּֽה Lo! Behold
also, גַּ֣ם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
the gallows הָעֵ֣ץ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) gallows
fifty חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים Fifty fifty
cubits אַמָּ֑ה Properly, a mother (i.e., unit of measure, or the fore-arm (below the elbow), i.e., a cubit cubits
high, גָּבֹ֖הַּ Elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant high
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
Haman הָמָ֟ן Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
had made עָשָׂ֪ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
for Mordecai, לְֽמָרְדֳּכַ֞י Mordecai, an Israelite Mordecai
who אֲשֶׁ֧ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc who
had spoken דִּבֶּר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spoken
good ט֣וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
for עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications for
the king, הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ A king king
standeth עֹמֵד֙ To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) standeth
in the house בְּבֵ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of Haman. הָמָ֔ן Haman, a Persian vizier Haman
Then the king הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ A king Then king
said, וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Hang תְּלֻ֥הוּ To suspend (especially to gibbet) Hang
him thereon. עָלָֽיו׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications thereon

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  • 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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