Esther 7:1-6 LEB

Esther’s Banquet

1 So the king and Haman went {to dine}a with Queen Esther.

References for Esther 7:1

    • ³ 7:1 - Literally "to drink"
      2 And the king again said to Esther, on the second day {while they were drinking},b "What [is] your petition, Queen Esther? It will be given to you. What [is] your request? It will be given [to you]--even half the kingdom."

      References for Esther 7:2

        • ´ 7:2 - Literally "at the meal of wine"
          3 Then Queen Esther answered, and she said, "If I have found favor in your eyes,c O king, and if it is good to the king, let my life be given to me at my petition and my people at my request;

          References for Esther 7:3

            • µ 7:3 - Or "If I have won your favor"
              4 I and my people have been sold to be destroyed and killed, to be annihilated. If we had been sold as male and female slaves I would have kept quiet, because thisd is not a need sufficient to trouble the king."e

              References for Esther 7:4

                • 7:4 - Hebrew "there"
                • · 7:4 - See HALOT 1437, s.v. NRSV translates, "but no enemy can compensate for this damage to the king"
                  5 And King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, "Who [is] he, and where [is] he, who {gave himself the right to do this}?"f

                  References for Esther 7:5

                    • ¸ 7:5 - Literally "has filled his heart to do so"
                      6 And Esther said, "The adversary and enemy [is] this evil Haman!" And Haman was terrified before the king and queen.