Esther 2

  1 H310 After H1697 these things H2534 , when the wrath H4428 of king H325 Ahasuerus H7918 [H8800] was appeased H2142 [H8804] , he remembered H2060 Vashti H6213 [H8804] , and what she had done H1504 [H8738] , and what was decreed against her.
  2 H559 [H8799] Then said H4428 the king's H5288 servants H8334 [H8764] that ministered H2896 H4758 to him, Let there be fair H5291 young H1330 virgins H1245 [H8762] sought H4428 for the king:
  3 H4428 And let the king H6485 [H8686] appoint H6496 officers H4082 in all the provinces H4438 of his kingdom H6908 [H8799] , that they may gather H2896 H4758 all the fair H5291 young H1330 virgins H7800 to Shushan H1002 the palace H1004 , to the house H802 of the women H3027 , into the custody H1896 of Hege H4428 the king's H5631 chamberlain H8104 [H8802] , keeper H802 of the women H8562 ; and let their things for purification H5414 [H8800] be given them:
  4 H5291 And let the maiden H3190 H5869 [H8799] who pleaseth H4428 the king H4427 [H8799] be queen H2060 instead of Vashti H1697 . And the thing H3190 H5869 [H8799] pleased H4428 the king H6213 [H8799] ; and he did so.
  5 H7800 Now in Shushan H1002 the palace H376 there was a certain H3064 Judean H8034 , whose name H4782 was Mordecai H1121 , the son H2971 of Jair H1121 , the son H8096 of Shimei H1121 , the son H7027 of Kish H1145 , a Benjamite;
  6 H1540 [H8717] Who had been carried away H3389 from Jerusalem H1473 with the captives H1540 [H8717] who had been carried away H3204 with Jeconiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H5019 , whom Nebuchadnezzar H4428 the king H894 of Babylon H1540 [H8689] had carried away.
  7 H539 [H8802] And he brought up H1919 Hadassah H635 , that is, Esther H1730 , his uncle's H1323 daughter H1 : for she had neither father H517 nor mother H5291 , and the maid H3303 H8389 was fair H2896 H4758 and beautiful H4782 ; whom Mordecai H1 , when her father H517 and mother H4194 were dead H3947 [H8804] , took H1323 for his own daughter.
  8 H4428 So it came to pass, when the king's H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H8085 [H8736] were heard H7227 , and when many H5291 maidens H6908 [H8736] were gathered H7800 at Shushan H1002 the palace H3027 , to the custody H1896 of Hegai H635 , that Esther H3947 [H8735] was brought H4428 also to the king's H1004 house H3027 , to the custody H1896 of Hegai H8104 [H8802] , keeper H802 of the women.
  9 H5291 And the maiden H3190 H5869 [H8799] pleased H5375 [H8799] him, and she obtained H2617 kindness H6440 from him H926 [H8762] ; and he speedily H5414 [H8800] gave H8562 her her things for purification H4490 , with such things as belonged H7651 to her, and seven H7200 [H8803] choice H5291 maidens H5414 [H8800] , to be given H4428 her, out of the king's H1004 house H8138 [H8762] : and he preferred H5291 her and her maids H2896 to the best H1004 place of the house H802 of the women.
  10 H635 Esther H5046 [H8689] had not revealed H5971 her people H4138 nor her kindred H4782 : for Mordecai H6680 [H8765] had charged H5046 [H8686] her that she should not make it known.
  11 H4782 And Mordecai H1980 [H8693] walked H3117 every day H6440 before H2691 the court H802 of the women's H1004 house H3045 [H8800] , to know H635 how Esther H7965 did H6213 [H8735] , and what should become of her.
  12 H5291 Now when every maid's H8447 turn H5060 [H8687] had come H935 [H8800] to go in H4428 to king H325 Ahasuerus H7093 , after H8147 H6240 that she had been twelve H2320 months H1881 , according to the law H802 for the women H3117 , (for so were the days H4795 of their purifications H4390 [H8799] accomplished H8337 , that is, six H2320 months H8081 with oil H4753 of myrrh H8337 , and six H2320 months H1314 with sweet odours H8562 , and with other things for the purifying H802 of the women;)
  13 H935 [H8802] Then thus came H5291 every maiden H4428 to the king H559 [H8799] ; whatever she desired H5414 [H8735] was given H935 [H8800] her to go H1004 with her out of the house H802 of the women H4428 to the king's H1004 house.
  14 H6153 In the evening H935 [H8802] she went H1242 , and on the next morning H7725 [H8802] she returned H8145 into the second H1004 house H802 of the women H3027 , to the custody H8190 of Shaashgaz H4428 , the king's H5631 chamberlain H8104 [H8802] , who kept H6370 the concubines H935 [H8799] : she came in H4428 to the king H4428 no more, except that the king H2654 [H8804] delighted H7121 [H8738] in her, and she was called H8034 by name.
  15 H8447 Now when the turn H635 of Esther H1323 , the daughter H32 of Abihail H1730 the uncle H4782 of Mordecai H3947 [H8804] , who had taken H1323 her for his daughter H5060 [H8687] , had come H935 [H8800] to go in H4428 to the king H1245 [H8765] , she required H1697 nothing H1896 but what Hegai H4428 the king's H5631 chamberlain H8104 [H8802] , the keeper H802 of the women H559 [H8799] , appointed H635 . And Esther H5375 [H8802] obtained H2580 favour H5869 in the sight H7200 [H8802] of all them that looked upon her.
  16 H635 So Esther H3947 [H8735] was taken H4428 to king H325 Ahasuerus H1004 into his house H4438 royal H6224 in the tenth H2320 month H2320 , which is the month H2887 Tebeth H7651 , in the seventh H8141 year H4438 of his reign.
  17 H4428 And the king H157 [H8799] loved H635 Esther H802 above all the women H5375 [H8799] , and she obtained H2580 grace H2617 and favour H6440 in his sight H1330 more than all the virgins H7760 [H8799] ; so that he set H4438 the royal H3804 crown H7218 upon her head H4427 [H8686] , and made her queen H2060 instead of Vashti.
  18 H4428 Then the king H6213 [H8799] made H1419 a great H4960 feast H8269 to all his princes H5650 and his servants H635 , even Esther's H4960 feast H6213 [H8804] ; and he made H2010 a release H4082 to the provinces H5414 [H8799] , and gave H4864 gifts H3027 , according to the bounty H4428 of the king.
  19 H1330 And when the virgins H6908 [H8736] were gathered together H8145 the second time H4782 , then Mordecai H3427 [H8802] sat H4428 in the king's H8179 gate.
  20 H635 Esther H5046 [H8688] had not yet revealed H4138 her kindred H5971 nor her people H4782 ; as Mordecai H6680 [H8765] had charged H635 her: for Esther H6213 [H8802] performed H3982 the commandment H4782 of Mordecai H545 , as when she was brought up with him.
  21 H3117 In those days H4782 , while Mordecai H3427 [H8802] sat H4428 in the king's H8179 gate H8147 , two H4428 of the king's H5631 chamberlains H904 , Bigthan H8657 and Teresh H8104 [H8802] , of those who kept H5592 the door H7107 [H8804] , were angry H1245 [H8762] , and sought H7971 [H8800] to lay H3027 hand H4428 on the king H325 Ahasuerus.
  22 H1697 And the thing H3045 [H8735] was known H4782 to Mordecai H5046 [H8686] , who told H635 it to Esther H4436 the queen H635 ; and Esther H559 [H8799] informed H4428 the king H4782 of it in Mordecai's H8034 name.
  23 H1245 [H8792] And when enquiry H1697 was made of the matter H4672 [H8735] , it was discovered H8147 ; therefore they were both H8518 [H8735] hanged H6086 on a tree H3789 [H8735] : and it was written H5612 in the book H1697 H3117 of the chronicles H6440 before H4428 the king.