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Esther 5:8

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5:8 If I have found favor in the king’s sight and if the king is inclined 1  to grant my request and perform my petition, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet that I will prepare for them. At that time 2  I will do as the king wishes. 3 

Esther 7:3

Context

7:3 Queen Esther replied, “If I have met with your approval, 4  O king, and if the king is so inclined, grant me my life as my request, and my people as my petition.

1 tn Heb “if upon the king it is good.” Cf. the similar expression in v. 4, which also occurs in 7:3; 8:5; 9:13.

2 tn Heb “and tomorrow” (so NASB); NAB, NRSV “and then.”

3 tn Heb “I will do according to the word of the king,” i.e., answer the question that he has posed. Cf. NCV “Then I will answer your question about what I want.”

4 tn Heb “If I have found grace in your eyes” (so also in 8:5); TEV “If it please Your Majesty.”



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