Esther 2:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
6485 [e]וְיַפְקֵ֨ד
wə-yap̄-qêḏ
And let appointConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjImperf.Jus-3ms
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
the kingArt | N-ms
6496 [e]פְּקִידִים֮
pə-qî-ḏîm
officersN-mp
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
bə-ḵāl
in allPrep-b | N-msc
4082 [e]מְדִינ֣וֹת
mə-ḏî-nō-wṯ
the provincesN-fpc
4438 [e]מַלְכוּתוֹ֒
mal-ḵū-ṯōw
of his kingdomN-fsc | 3ms
6908 [e]וְיִקְבְּצ֣וּ
wə-yiq-bə-ṣū
that they may gatherConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf-3mp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
allN-msc
5291 [e]נַעֲרָֽה־
na-‘ă-rāh-
youngN-fs
1330 [e]בְ֠תוּלָה
ḇə-ṯū-lāh
virginsN-fs
2896 [e]טוֹבַ֨ת
ṭō-w-ḇaṯ
fairAdj-fsc
4758 [e]מַרְאֶ֜ה
mar-’eh
the beautifulN-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
7800 [e]שׁוּשַׁ֤ן
šū-šan
ShushanN-proper-ms
1002 [e]הַבִּירָה֙
hab-bî-rāh
the citadelArt | N-fs
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
intoPrep
1004 [e]בֵּ֣ית
bêṯ
quartersN-msc
802 [e]הַנָּשִׁ֔ים
han-nā-šîm,
of the womenArt | N-fp
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
underPrep
3027 [e]יַ֥ד
yaḏ
the custodyN-fsc
1896 [e]הֵגֶ֛א
hê-ḡe
of HegaiN-proper-ms
5631 [e]סְרִ֥יס
sə-rîs
eunuchN-msc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
of the kingArt | N-ms
8104 [e]שֹׁמֵ֣ר
šō-mêr
custodianV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
802 [e]הַנָּשִׁ֑ים
han-nā-šîm;
of the womenArt | N-fp
5414 [e]וְנָת֖וֹן
wə-nā-ṯō-wn
and let be given [them]Conj-w | V-Qal-InfAbs
8562 [e]תַּמְרוּקֵיהֶֽן׃
tam-rū-qê-hen.
beauty preparationsN-mpc | 3fp









Hebrew Texts
אסתר 2:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְיַפְקֵ֨ד הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ פְּקִידִים֮ בְּכָל־מְדִינֹ֣ות מַלְכוּתֹו֒ וְיִקְבְּצ֣וּ אֶת־כָּל־נַעֲרָֽה־בְ֠תוּלָה טֹובַ֨ת מַרְאֶ֜ה אֶל־שׁוּשַׁ֤ן הַבִּירָה֙ אֶל־בֵּ֣ית הַנָּשִׁ֔ים אֶל־יַ֥ד הֵגֶ֛א סְרִ֥יס הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ שֹׁמֵ֣ר הַנָּשִׁ֑ים וְנָתֹ֖ון תַּמְרוּקֵיהֶֽן׃

אסתר 2:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויפקד המלך פקידים בכל־מדינות מלכותו ויקבצו את־כל־נערה־בתולה טובת מראה אל־שושן הבירה אל־בית הנשים אל־יד הגא סריס המלך שמר הנשים ונתון תמרוקיהן׃

אסתר 2:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויפקד המלך פקידים בכל־מדינות מלכותו ויקבצו את־כל־נערה־בתולה טובת מראה אל־שושן הבירה אל־בית הנשים אל־יד הגא סריס המלך שמר הנשים ונתון תמרוקיהן׃

אסתר 2:3 Hebrew Bible
ויפקד המלך פקידים בכל מדינות מלכותו ויקבצו את כל נערה בתולה טובת מראה אל שושן הבירה אל בית הנשים אל יד הגא סריס המלך שמר הנשים ונתון תמרוקיהן׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given them.

King James Bible
And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom, so that they may assemble all the beautiful young women to the harem at the fortress of Susa. Put them under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women, and give them the required beauty treatments.
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in all the provinces.

Esther 1:1,2 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus …

that they may gather. This was the usual way in which the harem, or seraglio, was furnished; the finest women in the land, whether of high or low birth, were sought out and brought to the harem. They all became the king's concubines; but one was raised as chief wife, or sultana, to the throne; and her issue was especially entitled to inherit.

the custody. Heb. the hand. Hege.

Esther 2:8 So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard…

Hegai. the king's chamberlain. Saris hammelech, 'the king's eunuch:' so the LXX., Vulgate, Targum, and Syriac.

their things.

Esther 2:12-14 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after …

Isaiah 3:18-23 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling …

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