Esther 5:7
New International Version
Esther replied, “My petition and my request is this:

New Living Translation
Esther replied, “This is my request and deepest wish.

English Standard Version
Then Esther answered, “My wish and my request is:

Berean Study Bible
Esther replied, “This is my petition and my request:

King James Bible
Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;

New King James Version
Then Esther answered and said, “My petition and request is this:

New American Standard Bible
So Esther replied, “My request and my wish is:

NASB 1995
So Esther replied, “My petition and my request is:

NASB 1977
So Esther answered and said, “My petition and my request is:

Amplified Bible
Then Esther replied, “My petition and my request is this:

Christian Standard Bible
Esther answered, “This is my petition and my request:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Esther answered, “This is my petition and my request:

American Standard Version
Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Esthir answered and she said: “My request and my petition,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she said, My request and my petition are:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Esther answered: My petition and request is this:

English Revised Version
Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;

Good News Translation
Esther replied,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Esther answered, "My request? What would I like?

International Standard Version
Esther answered, "This is my petition and my request:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then answered Esther, and said: 'My petition and my request is--

Literal Standard Version
And Esther answers and says, “My petition and my request [is]:

NET Bible
Esther responded, "My request and my petition is this:

New Heart English Bible
Then Esther answered and said, "My petition and my request is this.

World English Bible
Then Esther answered and said, "My petition and my request is this.

Young's Literal Translation
And Esther answereth and saith, 'My petition and my request is:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Esther Goes Before the King
6And as they drank their wine, the king said to Esther, “What is your petition? It will be given to you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be fulfilled.” 7Esther replied, “This is my petition and my request: 8If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, may the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king’s question.”…

Cross References
Esther 5:6
And as they drank their wine, the king said to Esther, "What is your petition? It will be given to you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be fulfilled."

Esther 5:8
If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, may the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king's question."


Treasury of Scripture

Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;









Verse 7. - My petition and my request is. Esther still hesitates to prefer her real request. We are not likely to be able in the nineteenth century to understand all the motives that actuated her, or all the workings of her mind. Perhaps nothing kept her back but the natural fear of a repulse, and a desire to defer the evil day; perhaps she saw some real advantage in putting off the determination of the matter. At any rate, she again declined to declare herself, and merely gave her two guests a second invitation for the ensuing evening. She concludes, however, with a promise that she will ask no further respite. I will do to-morrow as the king hath said. i.e. I will prefer my real request; I will ask the favour which was in my thoughts when I adventured myself in the inner court without having received an invitation.

CHAPTER 5:9-14 HAMAN, EXULTING AT THESE SIGNS OF ROYAL FAVOUR, IS THE MORE EXASPERATED AT MORDECAI'S CONTEMPT OF HIM. AT THE BIDDING OF HIS WIFE HE RESOLVES TO IMPALE MORDECAI, AND CAUSES A LOFTY CROSS TO BE ERECTED FOR THE PURPOSE (Esther 5:9-14). The favour shown him by the king and queen in admitting him to the very close intimacy implied in their making him the sole companion of their private hours, produced in Haman a dangerous exaltation of spirit. He seemed to himself to have attained the pinnacle of a subject's greatness. Returning home in this frame of mind, and having to pass through the gate where Mordecai was on duty, he was more vexed than usual with that official's disrespect, which was more pointed and open than it had ever been before (ver. 9). However, he took no immediate notice of the porter's conduct (ver. 10), but proceeded to his own house, where he assembled his friends, and communicated to them, and at the same time to Zeresh his wife, the circumstances which had so greatly raised his spirits. The climax was that "Esther the queen had let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but himself; nay, more, he was again invited on the morrow to banquet with her and the king" (ver. 12). He added, however, Mordecai's insult remaining fresh in his recollection, that all his glory, all his honours, availed him nothing - were as nothing in his eyes - so long as he was condemned to see Mordecai the Jew every time that he passed though the palace gate, and to be treated by him with contempt and contumely (ver. 13). Upon this Zeresh made, and Haman's friends approved, a proposal that a lofty cross should be at once erected in the court of Haman's house, on which Mordecai should be impaled, with the king's consent, as soon as it was finished. Haman agreed to this, recovered his spirits, and gave orders for the cross to be made (ver. 14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

replied,
וַתַּ֥עַן (wat·ta·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

“This is my petition
שְׁאֵלָתִ֖י (šə·’ê·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7596: Request, thing asked for

and my request:
וּבַקָּשָׁתִֽי׃ (ū·ḇaq·qā·šā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1246: Request, entreaty


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