Compare Translations for Esther 6:8

  • Esther 6:8 (ASV) let royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and on the head of which a crown royal is set:

  • Esther 6:8 (BBE) Let them take the robes which the king generally puts on, and the horse on which the king goes, and the crown which is on his head:

  • Esther 6:8 (CEB) Have servants bring out a royal robe that the king himself has worn and a horse on which the king himself has ridden. It should have a royal crest on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (CEBA) Have servants bring out a royal robe that the king himself has worn and a horse on which the king himself has ridden. It should have a royal crest on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (CJB) have royal robes brought which the king himself wears and the horse the king himself rides, with a royal crown on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (CSB) Have them bring a royal garment that the king himself has worn and a horse the king himself has ridden, which has a royal diadem on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (DBY) let the royal apparel be brought with which the king arrays himself, and the horse that the king rides upon, and on the head of which the royal crown is set;

  • Esther 6:8 (ESV) let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set.

  • Esther 6 (GNT) That same night the king could not get to sleep, so he had the official records of the empire brought and read to him. The part they read included the account of how Mordecai had uncovered a plot to assassinate the king - the plot made by Bigthana and Teresh, the two palace eunuchs who had guarded the king's rooms. The king asked, "How have we honored and rewarded Mordecai for this?" His servants answered, "Nothing has been done for him." "Are any of my officials in the palace?" the king asked. Now Haman had just entered the courtyard; he had come to ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on the gallows that was now ready. So the servants answered, "Haman is here, waiting to see you." "Show him in," said the king. So Haman came in, and the king said to him, "There is someone I wish very much to honor. What should I do for this man?" Haman thought to himself, "Now who could the king want to honor so much? Me, of course." So he answered the king, "Have royal robes brought for this man - robes that you yourself wear. Have a royal ornament put on your own horse. Then have one of your highest noblemen dress the man in these robes and lead him, mounted on the horse, through the city square. Have the nobleman announce as they go: "See how the king rewards someone he wishes to honor!' " Then the king said to Haman, "Hurry and get the robes and the horse, and provide these honors for Mordecai the Jew. Do everything for him that you have suggested. You will find him sitting at the entrance of the palace." So Haman got the robes and the horse, and he put the robes on Mordecai. Mordecai got on the horse, and Haman led him through the city square, announcing to the people as they went: "See how the king rewards a man he wishes to honor!" Mordecai then went back to the palace entrance while Haman hurried home, covering his face in embarrassment. He told his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then she and those wise friends of his told him, "You are beginning to lose power to Mordecai. He is a Jew, and you cannot overcome him. He will certainly defeat you." While they were still talking, the palace eunuchs arrived in a hurry to take Haman to Esther's banquet.

  • Esther 6 (GNTA) That same night the king could not get to sleep, so he had the official records of the empire brought and read to him. The part they read included the account of how Mordecai had uncovered a plot to assassinate the king - the plot made by Bigthana and Teresh, the two palace eunuchs who had guarded the king's rooms. The king asked, "How have we honored and rewarded Mordecai for this?" His servants answered, "Nothing has been done for him." "Are any of my officials in the palace?" the king asked. Now Haman had just entered the courtyard; he had come to ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on the gallows that was now ready. So the servants answered, "Haman is here, waiting to see you." "Show him in," said the king. So Haman came in, and the king said to him, "There is someone I wish very much to honor. What should I do for this man?" Haman thought to himself, "Now who could the king want to honor so much? Me, of course." So he answered the king, "Have royal robes brought for this man - robes that you yourself wear. Have a royal ornament put on your own horse. Then have one of your highest noblemen dress the man in these robes and lead him, mounted on the horse, through the city square. Have the nobleman announce as they go: "See how the king rewards someone he wishes to honor!' " Then the king said to Haman, "Hurry and get the robes and the horse, and provide these honors for Mordecai the Jew. Do everything for him that you have suggested. You will find him sitting at the entrance of the palace." So Haman got the robes and the horse, and he put the robes on Mordecai. Mordecai got on the horse, and Haman led him through the city square, announcing to the people as they went: "See how the king rewards a man he wishes to honor!" Mordecai then went back to the palace entrance while Haman hurried home, covering his face in embarrassment. He told his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then she and those wise friends of his told him, "You are beginning to lose power to Mordecai. He is a Jew, and you cannot overcome him. He will certainly defeat you." While they were still talking, the palace eunuchs arrived in a hurry to take Haman to Esther's banquet.

  • Esther 6:8 (GW) [The servants] should bring a royal robe that the king has worn and a horse that the king has ridden, one that has a royal crest on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (HNV) let royal clothing be brought which the king uses to wear, and the horse that the king rides on, and on the head of which a crown royal is set:

  • Esther 6:8 (JUB) let <em>the</em> royal apparel be brought which the king wears, and the horse that the king rides upon, and the royal crown which is set upon his head;

  • Esther 6:8 (KJV) 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:

  • Esther 6:8 (KJVA) 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:

  • Esther 6:8 (LEB) let them bring {royal clothing} with which the king has clothed himself, and a horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal head-dress has been given.

  • Esther 6:8 (MSG) Bring a royal robe that the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crown on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (NAS) let them bring a royal robe which the king has worn, and the horse on which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown has been placed;

  • Esther 6:8 (NCV) Have the servants bring a royal robe that the king himself has worn. And also bring a horse with a royal crown on its head, a horse that the king himself has ridden.

  • Esther 6:8 (NIRV) Have your servants get a royal robe you have worn. Have them bring a horse you have ridden on. Have a royal crest placed on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (NIV) have them bring a royal robe the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (NKJV) let a royal robe be brought which the king has worn, and a horse on which the king has ridden, which has a royal crest placed on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (NLT) he should bring out one of the king's own royal robes, as well as the king's own horse with a royal emblem on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (NRS) let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and a horse that the king has ridden, with a royal crown on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (NRSA) let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and a horse that the king has ridden, with a royal crown on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (RHE) Ought to be clothed with the king’s apparel, and to be set upon the horse that the king rideth upon, and to have the royal crown upon his head,

  • Esther 6:8 (RSV) let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set;

  • Esther 6:8 (RSVA) let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set;

  • Esther 6:8 (TMB) 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.

  • Esther 6:8 (TMBA) 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.

  • Esther 6:8 (TNIV) have them bring a royal robe the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head.

  • Esther 6:8 (WBT) 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:

  • Esther 6:8 (WEB) let royal clothing be brought which the king uses to wear, and the horse that the king rides on, and on the head of which a crown royal is set:

  • Esther 6:8 (WYC) oweth to be clothed in the king's clothes, and to be set on the horse which is of the king's saddle, and to take the king's diadem, that is, his crown, upon his head; (ought to be clothed in the king's robes, and to be put on a horse which is of the king's saddle, and to wear the king's crown on his head;)

  • Esther 6:8 (YLT) let them bring in royal clothing that the king hath put on himself, and a horse on which the king hath ridden, and that the royal crown be put on his head,

Commentaries For Esther 6

  • Chapter 6

    Providence recommends Mordecai to the king's favour. (1-3) Haman's counsel honours Mordecai. (4-11) Haman's friends tell him of his danger. (12-14)

    Verses 1-3 The providence of God rules over the smallest concerns of men. Not a sparrow falls to the ground without him. Trace the steps which Providence took towards the advancement of Mordecai. The king could not sleep when Providence had a design to serve, in keeping him awake. We read of no illness that broke his sleep, but God, whose gift sleep is, withheld it from him. He who commanded a hundred and twenty-seven provinces, could not command one hour's sleep.

    Verses 4-11 See how men's pride deceives them. The deceitfulness of our own hearts appears in nothing more than in the conceit we have of ourselves and our own performances: against which we should constantly watch and pray. Haman thought the king loved and valued no one but himself, but he was deceived. We should suspect that the esteem which others profess for us, is not so great as it seems to be, that we may not think too well of ourselves, nor trust too much in others. How Haman is struck, when the king bids him do honour to Mordecai the Jew, the very man whom he hated above all men, whose ruin he was now designing!

    Verses 12-14 Mordecai was not puffed up with his honours, he returned to his place and the duty of it. Honour is well bestowed on those that do not think themselves above their business. But Haman could not bear it. What harm had it done him? But that will break a proud man's heart, which will not break a humble man's sleep. His doom was, out of this event, read to him by his wife and his friends. They plainly confessed that the Jews, though scattered through the nations, were special objects of Divine care. Miserable comforters are they all; they did not advise Haman to repent, but foretold his fate as unavoidable. The wisdom of God is seen, in timing the means of his church's deliverance, so as to manifest his own glory.

  • CHAPTER 6

    Esther 6:1-14 . AHASUERUS REWARDS MORDECAI FOR FORMER SERVICE.

    1. the king . . . commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles--In Eastern courts, there are scribes or officers whose duty it is to keep a journal of every occurrence worthy of notice. A book of this kind, abounding with anecdotes, is full of interest. It has been a custom with Eastern kings, in all ages, frequently to cause the annals of the kingdom to be read to them. It is resorted to, not merely as a pastime to while away the tedium of an hour, but as a source of instruction to the monarch, by reviewing the important incidents of his own life, as well as those of his ancestors. There was, therefore, nothing uncommon in this Persian monarch calling for the court journal. But, in his being unable to sleep at that particular juncture, in his ordering the book then to be read to him, and in his attention having been specially directed to the important and as yet unrewarded services of Mordecai, the immediate interposition of Providence is distinctly visible.

    4. Now Haman was come into the outward court--This was early in the morning. It is the invariable custom for kings in Eastern countries to transact business before the sun is hot, often in the open air, and so Haman was in all probability come officially to attend on his master.

    6. What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?--In bestowing tokens of their favor, the kings of Persia do not at once, and as it were by their own will, determine the kind of honor that shall be awarded; but they turn to the courtier standing next in rank to themselves, and ask him what shall be done to the individual who has rendered the service specified; and according to the answer received, the royal mandate is issued.

    8. the royal apparel . . . which the king useth to wear--A coat which has been on the back of a king or prince is reckoned a most honorable gift, and is given with great ceremony.
    the horse that the king rideth upon--Persia was a country of horses, and the highbred charger that the king rode upon acquired, in the eyes of his venal subjects, a sort of sacredness from that circumstance.
    and the crown royal which is set upon his head--either the royal turban, or it may be a tiara, with which, on state processions, the horse's head was adorned.

    9. delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes . . . array the man--On grand and public occasions, the royal steed is led by the highest subject through the principal streets of the city, a ceremony which may occupy several hours.

    11. Then Haman took, &c.--This sudden reverse, however painful to Haman as an individual, is particularly characteristic of the Persian manners.

    14. came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared--Besides the invitation given to an entertainment, a message is always sent to the guests, immediately at the day and hour appointed, to announce that all things are ready.