Esther 2

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Esther 2

1. After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus had calmed down, he remembered Vashti and what she had done, and what was decreed against her.

2. And the king’s servants who served him said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

3. And let the king choose officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, so that they may gather together all the beautiful young virgins to Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, into the custody of Hegai the king’s officer, keeper of the women. And let their ointments be given.

4. And let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” And the thing pleased the king, and he did so.

5. Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite,

6. Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away.

7. And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter. For she had neither father nor mother, and the young woman was fair and beautiful, whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

8. And it came to pass when the king’s command and his order was heard, and when many young women had been gathered to Shushan the palace, into the hand of Hegai, Esther was also brought to the king’s house, into the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.

9. And the young woman pleased him, and she received kindness from him. And he quickly gave to her beauty preparations and her portion—and seven young maidens who were fit to be given her, out of the king’s house. And he moved her and her servant women to the best place in the house of the women.

10. Esther had not revealed her people nor her kindred, for Mordecai had commanded her that she should not show it.

11. And Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women’s house in order to know how Esther did and what was to become of her.

12. Each young woman’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after she had been purified twelve months, according to the law of the women (for so the days of their anointing were done, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odors, and with the perfumes of the women).

13. And in this way each young woman came to the king. Whatever she desired was given her to take with her out of the house of the women to the king’s house.

14. She went in the evening, and on the next day she returned to the second house of the women, into the hand of Shaashgaz, the king’s officer who kept the concubines. She did not come in to the king’s presence any more, unless the king delighted in her, and she was called by name.

15. And when Esther’s turn, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her for his daughter, had come to go in to the king, she asked nothing but what was chosen by Hegai the king’s officer, the keeper of the women. And Esther had favor in the sight of all who looked upon her.

16. So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus into his royal house in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.

17. And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she rose in grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins. And he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

18. And the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, even Esther’s feast. And he ordered a rest day for the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

19. And when the virgins were gathered the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king’s gate.

20. Esther had not yet revealed her kindred nor her people, as Mordecai had commanded her. For Esther obeyed the command of Mordecai as she did when she was brought up by him.

21. In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king’s gate, two of the king’s officers, Bigthan and Teresh, of those who guarded the door, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.

22. And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told Esther the queen. And Esther told the king about it in Mordecai’s name.

23. And when the matter was searched into, it was found out, and the two of them were hanged on a tree. And it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.

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theseH428
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things,H1697
HTdHNcmpa
when the wrathH2534
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of KingH4428
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AhasuerusH325
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had calmed down,H7918
HRHVqc
he rememberedH2142
HVqp3ms
H853
HTo
VashtiH2060
HNp
andH853
HCHTo
whatH834
HTr
she had done,H6213
HVqp3fs
andH853
HCHTo
whatH834
HTr
was decreedH1504
HVNp3ms
against her.H5921
HRHSp3fs

And the king'sH4428
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servantsH5288
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who servedH8334
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him said,H559
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"Let beautifulH2896
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H4758
HNcmsa
youngH5291
HNcfpa
virginsH1330
HNcfpa
be soughtH1245
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for the king.H4428
HRdHNcmsa

And let the kingH4428
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chooseH6485
HCHVhj3ms
officersH6496
HNcmpa
in allH3605
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the provincesH4082
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of his kingdom,H4438
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so that they may gather togetherH6908
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H853
HTo
allH3605
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the beautifulH2896
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H4758
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youngH5291
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virginsH1330
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toH413
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ShushanH7800
HNp
the palace,H1002
HTdHNcfsa
toH413
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the houseH1004
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of the women,H802
HTdHNcfpa
intoH413
HR
the custodyH3027
HNcbsc
of HegaiH1896
HNp
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
officer,H5631
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keeperH8104
HVqrmsc
of the women.H802
HTdHNcfpa
And let their ointmentsH8562
HNcmpcHSp3fp
be given.H5414
HCHVqa

Nowin ShushanH7800
HRHNp
the palaceH1002
HTdHNcfsa
there wasH1961
HVqp3ms
a certainH376
HNcmsa
JewH3064
HNgmsa
whose nameH8034
HCHNcmscHSp3ms
wasMordecai,H4782
HNp
the sonH1121
HNcmsc
of Jair,H2971
HNp
the sonH1121
HNcmsc
of Shimei,H8096
HNp
the sonH1121
HNcmsc
of Kish,H7027
HNp
a Benjamite,H1145
HNcmsa

WhoH834
HTr
had been carried awayH1540
HVHp3ms
from JerusalemH3389
HRHNp
withH5973
HR
the captivityH1473
HTdHNcfsa
whichH834
HTr
had been carried awayH1540
HVHp3fs
withH5973
HR
JeconiahH3204
HNp
kingH4428
HNcmsc
of Judah,H3063
HNp
whomH834
HTr
NebuchadnezzarH5019
HNp
kingH4428
HNcmsc
of BabylonH894
HNp
had carried away.H1540
HVhp3ms

And heH1961
HCHVqw3ms
brought upH539
HVqrmsa
H853
HTo
Hadassah,H1919
HNp
H1931
HPp3fs
that is, Esther,H635
HNp
his uncle'sH1730
HNcmscHSp3ms
daughter.H1323
HNcfsc
ForH3588
HC
sheHl
HRHSp3fs
had neitherH369
HTn
fatherH1
HNcmsa
nor mother,H517
HCHNcfsa
and the young womanH5291
HCHTdHNcfsa
wasfairH3303
HAafsc
H8389
HNcmsa
and beautiful,H2896
HCHAafsc
H4758
HNcmsa
whom Mordecai,H4782
HNp
when her fatherH1
HNcmscHSp3fs
and motherH517
HCHNcfscHSp3fs
were dead,H4194
HCHRHNcmsc
tookH3947
HVqp3msHSp3fs
for his ownHl
HRHSp3ms
daughter.H1323
HRHNcfsa

And it came to passH1961
HCHVqw3ms
when the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
commandH1697
HNcmsc
and his orderH1881
HCHNcfscHSp3ms
was heard,H8085
HRHVNc
and when manyH7227
HAafpa
young womenH5291
HNcfpa
had been gatheredH6908
HCHRHVNc
toH413
HR
ShushanH7800
HNp
the palace,H1002
HTdHNcfsa
intoH413
HR
the handH3027
HNcbsc
of Hegai,H1896
HNp
EstherH635
HNp
was also broughtH3947
HCHVNw3fs
toH413
HR
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
house,H1004
HNcmsc
intoH413
HR
the custodyH3027
HNcbsc
of Hegai,H1896
HNp
keeperH8104
HVqrmsc
of the women.H802
HTdHNcfpa

And the young womanH5291
HTdHNcfsa
pleasedH3190
HCHVqw3fs
him,H5869
HRHNcbdcHSp3ms
and she receivedH5375
HCHVqw3fs
kindnessH2617
HNcmsa
from him.H6440
HRHNcbpcHSp3ms
And he quicklyH926
HCHVpw3ms
gaveH5414
HRHVqc
to herHl
HRHSp3fs
H853
HTo
beauty preparationsH8562
HNcmpcHSp3fs
andH853
HCHTo
her portion—H4490
HNcfpcHSp3fs
andH853
HCHTo
sevenH7651
HAcfsa
young maidensH5291
HTdHNcfpa
who werefitH7200
HTdHVqsfpa
to be givenH5414
HRHVqc
her,Hl
HRHSp3fs
out of the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
house.H1004
HRHNcmsc
And he moved herH8138
HCHVpw3msHSp3fs
andH853
HCHTo
her servant womenH5291
HNcfpcHSp3fs
to the bestH2896
HRHAamsc
place in the houseH1004
HNcmsc
of the women.H802
HTdHNcfpa

EstherH635
HNp
had notH3808
HTn
revealedH5046
HVhp3fs
H853
HTo
her peopleH5971
HNcmscHSp3fs
norH853
HCHTo
her kindred,H4138
HNcfscHSp3fs
forH3588
HC
MordecaiH4782
HNp
had commandedH6680
HVpp3ms
herH5921
HRHSp3fs
thatH834
HTr
she should notH3808
HTn
showH5046
HVhi3fs
it.

And MordecaiH4782
HNp
walkedH1980
HVtrmsa
everyH3605
HCHRHNcmsc
dayH3117
HNcmsa
H3117
HCHNcmsa
in frontH6440
HRHNcbpc
of the courtH2691
HNcbsc
of the women'sH802
HTdHNcfpa
houseH1004
HNcmsc
in order to knowH3045
HRHVqc
H853
HTo
how EstherH635
HNp
didH7965
HNcmsc
and whatH4100
HCHTi
was to becomeH6213
HVNi3ms
of her.Hb
HRHSp3fs

Each young woman'sH5291
HNcfsa
H5291
HCHNcfsa
turnH8447
HNcmsc
cameH5060
HCHRHVhc
to go inH935
HRHVqc
toH413
HR
KingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
Ahasuerus,H325
HNp
afterH7093
HRHNcmsc
sheHl
HRHSp3fs
had beenH1961
HVqc
purified twelveH8147
HAcmda
H6240
HAcmsa
months,H2320
HNcmpa
according to the lawH1881
HRHNcfsc
of the womenH802
HTdHNcfpa
(forH3588
HC
soH3651
HTm
the daysH3117
HNcmpc
of their anointingH4795
HNcmpcHSp3fp
were done,H4390
HVqi3mp
sixH8337
HAcmsa
monthsH2320
HNcmsa
with oilH8081
HRHNcmsc
of myrrh,H4753
HTdHNcmsa
and sixH8337
HCHAcmsa
monthsH2320
HNcmpa
with sweet odors,H1314
HRdHNcmpa
and with the perfumesH8562
HCHRHNcmpc
of the women).H802
HTdHNcfpa

And in this wayH2088
HCHRHPdxms
each young womanH5291
HTdHNcfsa
cameH935
HVqrfsa
toH413
HR
the king.H4428
HTdHNcmsa
H853
HTo
WhateverH3605
HNcmsa
H834
HTr
she desiredH559
HVqi3fs
was givenH5414
HVNi3ms
herHl
HRHSp3fs
to takeH935
HRHVqc
with herH5973
HRHSp3fs
out of the houseH1004
HRHNcmsc
of the womenH802
HTdHNcfpa
toH5704
HR
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
house.H1004
HNcmsc

SheH1931
HPp3fs
went inH935
HVqrfsa
the evening,H6153
HRdHNcmsa
and on the next dayH1242
HCHRdHNcmsa
sheH1931
HPp3fs
returnedH7725
HVqrfsa
toH413
HR
the secondH8145
HAomsa
houseH1004
HNcmsc
of the women,H802
HTdHNcfpa
intoH413
HR
the handH3027
HNcbsc
of Shaashgaz,H8190
HNp
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
officerH5631
HNcmsc
who keptH8104
HVqrmsc
the concubines.H6370
HTdHNcfpa
She did notH3808
HTn
come inH935
HVqi3fs
toH413
HR
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
presence any more,H5750
HD
unlessH3588
HC
H518
HC
the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
delightedH2654
HVqp3ms
in her,Hb
HRHSp3fs
and she was calledH7121
HCHVNp3fs
by name.H8034
HRHNcmsa

And when Esther'sH635
HNp
turn,H8447
HNcmsc
the daughterH1323
HNcfsc
of AbihailH32
HNp
the uncleH1730
HNcmsc
of MordecaiH4782
HNp
whoH834
HTr
had takenH3947
HVqp3ms
herHl
HRHSp3ms
for his daughter,H1323
HRHNcfsa
had comeH5060
HCHRHVhc
to go inH935
HRHVqc
toH413
HR
the king,H4428
HTdHNcmsa
she askedH1245
HVpp3fs
nothingH3808
HTn
H1697
HNcmsa
butH3588
HC
H518
HC
H853
HTo
whatH834
HTr
was chosenH559
HVqi3ms
by HegaiH1896
HNp
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
officer,H5631
HNcmsc
the keeperH8104
HVqrmsc
of the women.H802
HTdHNcfpa
AndH1961
HCHVqw3fs
EstherH635
HNp
hadH5375
HVqrfsc
favorH2580
HNcmsa
in the sightH5869
HRHNcbdc
of allH3605
HNcmsc
who looked upon her.H7200
HVqrmpcHSp3fs

So EstherH635
HNp
was takenH3947
HCHVNw3fs
toH413
HR
KingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
AhasuerusH325
HNp
intoH413
HR
his royalH4438
HNcfscHSp3ms
houseH1004
HNcmsc
in the tenthH6224
HTdHAomsa
month,H2320
HRdHNcmsa
which isH1931
HPp3ms
the monthH2320
HNcmsc
Tebeth,H2887
HNp
in the seventhH7651
HAcfsa
yearH8141
HRHNcfsc
of his reign.H4438
HRHNcfscHSp3ms

And the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
lovedH157
HCHVqw3ms
H853
HTo
EstherH635
HNp
above allH3605
HRHNcmsc
the women,H802
HTdHNcfpa
and she roseH5375
HCHVqw3fs
in graceH2580
HNcmsa
and favorH2617
HCHNcmsa
in his sightH6440
HRHNcbpcHSp3ms
more than allH3605
HRHNcmsc
the virgins.H1330
HTdHNcfpa
And he setH7760
HCHVqw3ms
the royalH4438
HNcfsa
crownH3804
HNcmsc
upon her head,H7218
HRHNcmscHSp3fs
and made her queenH4427
HCHVhw3msHSp3fs
instead ofH8478
HR
Vashti.H2060
HNp

And the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
madeH6213
HCHVqw3ms
a greatH1419
HAamsa
feastH4960
HNcmsa
to allH3605
HRHNcmsc
his princesH8269
HNcmpcHSp3ms
and his servants,H5650
HCHNcmpcHSp3ms
H853
HTo
even Esther'sH635
HNp
feast.H4960
HNcmsc
And he orderedH6213
HVqp3ms
a rest dayH2010
HCHNcfsa
for the provinces,H4082
HRdHNcfpa
and gaveH5414
HCHVqw3ms
gifts,H4864
HNcfsa
according to the stateH3027
HRHNcbsc
of the king.H4428
HTdHNcmsa

And when the virginsH1330
HNcfpa
were gatheredH6908
HCHRHVNc
the second time,H8145
HAofsa
then MordecaiH4782
HCHNp
satH3427
HVqrmsa
in the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
gate.H8179
HRHNcmsc

EstherH635
HNp
had notH369
HTn
yet revealedH5046
HVhrfsa
her kindredH4138
HNcfscHSp3fs
norH853
HCHTo
her people,H5971
HNcmscHSp3fs
asH834
HRHTr
MordecaiH4782
HNp
had commandedH6680
HVpp3ms
her.H5921
HRHSp3fs
For EstherH635
HNp
obeyedH6213
HVqrfsa
H853
HCHTo
the commandH3982
HNcmsc
of MordecaiH4782
HNp
asH834
HRHTr
she didH1961
HVqp3fs
when she was brought upH545
HRHNcfsa
by him.H854
HRHSp3ms

In thoseH1992
HTdHPp3mp
days,H3117
HRdHNcmpa
while MordecaiH4782
HCHNp
satH3427
HVqrmsa
in the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
gate,H8179
HRHNcmsc
twoH8147
HAcmdc
of the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
officers,H5631
HNcmpc
BigthanH904
HNp
and Teresh,H8657
HCHNp
of those who guardedH8104
HRHVqrmpc
the door,H5592
HTdHNcmsa
became angryH7107
HVqp3ms
and soughtH1245
HCHVpw3mp
to layH7971
HRHVqc
handsH3027
HNcbsa
on KingH4428
HRdHNcmsa
Ahasuerus.H325
HNp

And the thingH1697
HTdHNcmsa
was knownH3045
HCHVNw3ms
to Mordecai,H4782
HRHNp
who toldH5046
HCHVhw3ms
EstherH635
HRHNp
the queen.H4436
HTdHNcfsa
And EstherH635
HNp
toldH559
HCHVqw3fs
the kingH4428
HRdHNcmsa
about it in Mordecai'sH4782
HNp
name.H8034
HRHNcmsc

And when the matterH1697
HTdHNcmsa
was searched into,H1245
HCHVPw3ms
it was found out,H4672
HCHVNw3ms
and the two of themH8147
HAcmdcHSp3mp
were hangedH8518
HCHVNw3mp
onH5921
HR
a tree.H6086
HNcmsa
And it was writtenH3789
HCHVNw3ms
in the bookH5612
HRHNcmsc
of the chroniclesH1697
HNcmpc
H3117
HTdHNcmpa
beforeH6440
HRHNcbpc
the king.H4428
HTdHNcmsa

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