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:
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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;
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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;
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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;
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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;)
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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,
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Esther 6 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

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.

Esther 6 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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.