Esther 9:14
New International Version
So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they impaled the ten sons of Haman.

New Living Translation
So the king agreed, and the decree was announced in Susa. And they impaled the bodies of Haman’s ten sons.

English Standard Version
So the king commanded this to be done. A decree was issued in Susa, and the ten sons of Haman were hanged.

Berean Study Bible
So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they hanged the ten sons of Haman.

King James Bible
And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

New King James Version
So the king commanded this to be done; the decree was issued in Shushan, and they hanged Haman’s ten sons.

New American Standard Bible
So the king commanded that it was to be done so; and an edict was issued in Susa, and Haman’s ten sons were hanged.

NASB 1995
So the king commanded that it should be done so; and an edict was issued in Susa, and Haman's ten sons were hanged.

NASB 1977
So the king commanded that it should be done so; and an edict was issued in Susa, and Haman’s ten sons were hanged.

Amplified Bible
So the king commanded it to be done; the decree was given in Susa, and they hanged [the bodies of] Haman’s ten sons.

Christian Standard Bible
The king gave the orders for this to be done, so a law was announced in Susa, and they hung the bodies of Haman’s ten sons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king gave the orders for this to be done, so a law was announced in Susa, and they hung the bodies of Haman's 10 sons.

American Standard Version
And the king commanded it so to be done: and a decree was given out in Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King said: “They shall do so.” And the commandment was commanded in Shushan, and the ten sons of Haman they hanged on crosses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he permitted it to be so done; and he gave up to the Jews of the city the bodies of the sons of Aman to hang.

Contemporary English Version
King Xerxes did what Esther had requested, and the bodies of Haman's sons were hung in Susa.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king commanded that it should be so done. And forthwith the edict was hung up in Susan, and the ten sons of Aman were hanged.

English Revised Version
And the king commanded it so to be done: and a decree was given out in Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

Good News Translation
The king ordered this to be done, and the proclamation was issued in Susa. The bodies of Haman's ten sons were publicly displayed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king commanded this, issuing a decree in Susa. And so they hung Haman's ten sons [on poles].

International Standard Version
The king said, "Let this be done." So an edict was issued in Susa, and Haman's ten sons were hanged on poles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king commanded it so to be done; and a decree was given out in Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

Literal Standard Version
And the king commands [for it] to be done so; and a law is given in Shushan, and they have hanged the ten sons of Haman.

NET Bible
So the king issued orders for this to be done. A law was passed in Susa, and the ten sons of Haman were hanged.

New Heart English Bible
The king commanded this to be done. A decree was given out in Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

World English Bible
The king commanded this to be done. A decree was given out in Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith -- 'to be done so;' and a law is given in Shushan, and the ten sons of Haman they have hanged.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Haman's Sons Hanged
13Esther replied, “If it pleases the king, may the Jews in Susa also have tomorrow to carry out today’s edict, and may the bodies of Haman’s ten sons be hanged on the gallows.” 14So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they hanged the ten sons of Haman. 15On the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, the Jews in Susa came together again and put to death three hundred men there, but they did not lay a hand on the plunder.…

Cross References
Esther 9:13
Esther replied, "If it pleases the king, may the Jews in Susa also have tomorrow to carry out today's edict, and may the bodies of Haman's ten sons be hanged on the gallows."

Esther 9:15
On the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, the Jews in Susa came together again and put to death three hundred men there, but they did not lay a hand on the plunder.


Treasury of Scripture

And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.









Verse 14. - They hanged the ten sons of Haman. Exposure on a cross was regarded as a deep disgrace, and was a punishment often inflicted by the Persians on persons killed in some other way (see Herod., 3:125; 7:238; Xen., 'Anab.,' 3. 1, § 17; Pint., 'Vit. Artax.,' § 17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

commanded
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

that this
כֵּ֔ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

be done.
לְהֵֽעָשׂ֣וֹת (lə·hê·‘ā·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

An edict
דָּ֖ת (dāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1881: A royal edict, statute

was issued
וַתִּנָּתֵ֥ן (wat·tin·nā·ṯên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

in Susa,
בְּשׁוּשָׁ֑ן (bə·šū·šān)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7800: Susa -- residence of person kings

and they hanged
תָּלֽוּ׃ (tā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8518: To suspend

the ten
עֲשֶׂ֥רֶת (‘ă·śe·reṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6235: Ten

sons
בְּנֵֽי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Haman.
הָמָ֖ן (hā·mān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2001: Haman -- to rage, be turbulent


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