Esther 2:2
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Then the king'sהַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
(ham·me·lech)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
attendants,נַעֲרֵֽי־
(na·'a·rei-)
5288: a boy, lad, youth, retainerof uncertain derivation
who servedמְשָׁרְתָ֑יו
(me·sha·re·tav;)
8334: to minister, servea prim. root
him, said,וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ
(vai·yo·me·ru)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
"Let beautifulטֹובֹ֥ות
(to·v·vo·vt)
2896a: pleasant, agreeable, goodfrom tob
youngנְעָרֹ֥ות
(ne·'a·ro·vt)
5291: a girl, maidenfem. of naar
virginsבְּתוּלֹ֖ות
(be·tu·lo·vt)
1330: a virginfrom an unused word
be soughtיְבַקְשׁ֥וּ
(ye·vak·shu)
1245: to seeka prim. root
for the king.לַמֶּ֛לֶךְ
(lam·me·lech)
4428: kingfrom an unused word









KJV Lexicon
Then said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
the king's
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
servants
na`ar  (nah'-ar)
babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).
that ministered
sharath  (shaw-rath')
to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively, to contribute to -- minister (unto), (do) serve(-ant, -ice, -itor), wait on.
unto him Let there be fair
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
mar'eh  (mar-eh')
a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks), or (mental) a vision
young
na`arah  (nah-ar-aw')
a girl (from infancy to adolescence) -- damsel, maid(-en), young (woman).
virgins
bthuwlah  (beth-oo-law')
a virgin (from her privacy); sometimes (by continuation) a bride; also (figuratively) a city or state -- maid, virgin.
sought
baqash  (baw-kash')
to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after
for the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then the king's attendants, who served him, said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

King James Bible
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king's personal attendants suggested, "Let a search be made for beautiful young women for the king.

International Standard Version
Then the young men who attended the king suggested, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

NET Bible
The king's servants who attended him said, "Let a search be conducted in the king's behalf for attractive young women.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the king's personal staff said to him, "Search for attractive young virgins for the king.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be beautiful young virgins sought out for the king:
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