Esther 5:4
New International Version
"If it pleases the king," replied Esther, "let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him."

New Living Translation
And Esther replied, "If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a banquet I have prepared for the king."

English Standard Version
And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.”

Berean Study Bible
“If it pleases the king,” Esther replied, “may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for the king.”

New American Standard Bible
Esther said, "If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him."

King James Bible
And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

Christian Standard Bible
"If it pleases the king," Esther replied, "may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them."

Contemporary English Version
Esther answered, "Your Majesty, please come with Haman to a dinner I will prepare for you later today."

Good News Translation
Esther replied, "If it please Your Majesty, I would like you and Haman to be my guests tonight at a banquet I am preparing for you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If it pleases the king," Esther replied, "may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them."

International Standard Version
Esther replied, "If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet I've prepared for him."

NET Bible
Esther replied, "If the king is so inclined, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."

New Heart English Bible
Esther said, "If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Esther answered, "If it pleases you, Your Majesty, come today with Haman to a dinner I have prepared for you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Esther said: 'If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.'

New American Standard 1977
And Esther said, “If it please the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Esther answered, If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

American King James Version
And Esther answered, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

American Standard Version
And Esther said, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Esther said, To-day is my great day: if then it seem good to the king, let both him and Aman come to the feast which I will prepare this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she answered: If it please the king. I beseech thee to come to me this day, and Aman with thee to the banquet which I have prepared.

Darby Bible Translation
And Esther said, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

English Revised Version
And Esther said, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Esther answered, If it shall seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

World English Bible
Esther said, "If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."

Young's Literal Translation
And Esther saith, 'If unto the king it be good, the king doth come in, and Haman, to-day, unto the banquet that I have made for him;'
Study Bible
Esther Goes Before the King
3“What is it, Queen Esther?” the king inquired. “What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given to you.” 4“If it pleases the king,” Esther replied, “may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for the king.” 5“Hurry,” commanded the king, “and bring Haman, so we can do as Esther has requested.” So the king and Haman went to the banquet that Esther had prepared.…
Cross References
Esther 5:3
"What is it, Queen Esther?" the king inquired. "What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given to you."

Esther 5:5
"Hurry," commanded the king, "and bring Haman, so we can do as Esther has requested." So the king and Haman went to the banquet that Esther had prepared.

Treasury of Scripture

And Esther answered, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

If it seem.

Esther 5:8
If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

the banquet.

Esther 5:8
If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.

Esther 3:15
The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.

Genesis 27:25
And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.







Lexicon
“If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

it pleases
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the king,”
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

Esther
אֶסְתֵּ֔ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

replied,
וַתֹּ֣אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“may the king
הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

and Haman
וְהָמָן֙ (wə·hā·mān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2001: Haman -- to rage, be turbulent

come
יָב֨וֹא (yā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

today
הַיּ֔וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the banquet
הַמִּשְׁתֶּ֖ה (ham·miš·teh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4960: Drink, drinking, a banquet, feast

I have prepared
עָשִׂ֥יתִי (‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for [the king].”
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(4) Let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet.--It was natural enough that, with so much depending on her request, the queen should show some hesitation: if anything took an untoward turn (for, in spite of the king's promise, she evidently felt uneasy) it might mean total ruin. She therefore temporises; she at any rate gains time, she secures a specially favourable opportunity for bringing forward the request, and the king clearly sees that she has kept her real petition in reserve by himself again raising the question. It will be noticed that so long as Esther is working her way up to the due vantage-ground, the king is addressed in the third person, let the king come," but when she makes the decisive appeal, in the second, "in thy sight, O king."

Verse 4. - Let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that l have prepared. Such an invitation as this was very unusual. Ordinarily the king and queen dined separately, each in their own apartments; family gatherings, however, not being unknown (Plut., 'Vit. Artaxerx.,' § 5; Athen., 'Deipnsoph.,' 4. p. 145, A). But for the queen to invite not only the king, but also another male guest, not a relation, was a remarkable innovation, and must have seemed to the fortunate recipient of the invitation a high act of favour. 5:1-8 Esther having had power with God, and prevailing, like Jacob, had power with men too. He that will lose his life for God, shall save it, or find it in a better life. The king encouraged her. Let us from this be encouraged to pray always to our God, and not to faint. Esther came to a proud, imperious man; but we come to the God of love and grace. She was not called, but we are; the Spirit says, Come, and the Bride says, Come. She had a law against her, we have a promise, many a promise, in favour of us; Ask, and it shall be given you. She had no friend to go with her, or to plead for her; on the contrary, he that was then the king's favourite, was her enemy; but we have an Advocate with the Father, in whom he is well pleased. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace. God put it into Esther's heart to delay her petition a day longer; she knew not, but God did, what was to happen in that very night.
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