King James Version

Esther 2:1-23

1After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her. 2Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: 3And 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:2.3 unto the…: Heb. unto the hand2.3 Hege: also called, Hegai 4And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.

5Now 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; 6Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away.2.6 Jeconiah: also called, Jehoiachin 7And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.2.7 brought…: Heb. nourished2.7 fair…: Heb. fair of form, and good of countenance

8¶ So it came to pass, when the king’s commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king’s house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women. 9And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king’s house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.2.9 such…: Heb. her portions2.9 preferred: Heb. changed 10Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it. 11And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women’s house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.2.11 to know…: Heb. to know the peace

12¶ Now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;) 13Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king’s house. 14In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.

15¶ Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her. 16So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. 17And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.2.17 favour: or, kindness2.17 in his…: Heb. before him 18Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther’s feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.2.18 release: Heb. rest 19And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king’s gate. 20Esther had not yet shewed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.

21¶ In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king’s gate, two of the king’s chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.2.21 Bigthan: also called, Bigthana2.21 the door: Heb. the threshold 22And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai’s name. 23And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Esiteri 2:1-23

Esiteri Gũtuĩka Mũtumia wa Mũthamaki

12:1 Esit 7:10Thuutha ũcio rĩrĩa marakara ma Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu maahoorerire, akĩririkana Vashiti na ũrĩa eekĩte, o na ũrĩa aamũtuĩrĩire eekwo. 2Hĩndĩ ĩyo ndungata iria ciatungatagĩra mũthamaki we mwene ikiuga atĩrĩ, “Mũthamaki nĩacarĩrio airĩtu gathirange ethĩ na ciĩrorerwa. 3Mũthamaki nĩathuure anene mabũrũri-inĩ mothe marĩa aathanaga marehe airĩtu acio othe ciĩrorerwa nyũmba-inĩ ĩrĩa ĩtũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya ũthamaki kũu gĩikaro kĩrĩa kĩirigĩre gĩa Shushani. Nao nĩmamenyagĩrĩrwo nĩ Hegai, ndungata ĩrĩa hakũre ya mũthamaki ĩrĩa yarũgamagĩrĩra andũ-a-nja acio; ningĩ maheo indo cia gwĩthakaria nacio. 4Thuutha ũcio mũirĩtu ũrĩa ũgaakenia mũthamaki nĩagatuĩka mũtumia wa mũthamaki ithenya rĩa Vashiti.” Mataaro macio magĩkenia mũthamaki, nake akĩmarũmĩrĩra.

52:5 1Sam 9:1Na rĩrĩ, thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya ũthamaki kũu gĩikaro kĩrĩa kĩirigĩre gĩa Shushani, nĩ kwarĩ na Mũyahudi wa mũhĩrĩga wa Benjamini wetagwo Moridekai mũrũ wa Jairũ, mũrũ wa Shimei, mũrũ wa Kishu, 62:6 2Ath 24:15nake aatahĩtwo kuuma Jerusalemu nĩ Nebukadinezaru mũthamaki wa Babuloni, arĩ ũmwe wa andũ arĩa maatahanĩirio na Jekonia, mũthamaki wa Juda. 72:7 Kĩam 41:45; Kĩam 39:6Moridekai aarĩ na mwarĩ wa ithe mũnini wetagwo Hadasa, ũrĩa aarerete tondũ ndaarĩ na ithe kana nyina. Mũirĩtu ũcio, ũrĩa ningĩ wetagwo Esiteri, aarĩ kĩĩrorerwa mwĩrĩ na ũthiũ akĩonwo, nake Moridekai akĩmuoya akĩmũrera o ta mwarĩ thuutha wa ithe na nyina gũkua.

8Rĩrĩa watho ũcio wa mũthamaki wanĩrĩirwo-rĩ, airĩtu aingĩ nĩmarehirwo thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya ũthamaki kũu gĩikaro kĩrĩa kĩirigĩre gĩa Shushani, na maamenyagĩrĩrwo nĩ Hegai. Esiteri o nake nĩatwarirwo kũu nyũmba ĩyo ya mũthamaki na akĩĩhokerwo Hegai, ũrĩa warũgamĩrĩire nyũmba ĩrĩa yatũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja. 92:9 1Sam 9:22-24; Ezek 16:9-13Mũirĩtu ũcio nĩamũkenirie na akĩendeka nĩwe. O hĩndĩ ĩyo akĩmũhe indo cia gwĩthakaria nacio o na akĩmũhe irio cia mwanya. Ningĩ akĩmũhe ndungata mũgwanja cia airĩtu, arĩa maathuurĩtwo kuuma nyũmba-inĩ ya mũthamaki na akĩmũthaamia marĩ hamwe na ndungata icio ciake cia airĩtu akĩmũtwara handũ harĩa hega mũno kũu nyũmba-inĩ ĩyo yatũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja.

102:10 Esit 2:20Esiteri ndoimbũrĩte rũrĩrĩ rwake kana kĩhumo kĩa nyũmba yao, tondũ Moridekai nĩamũtaarĩte akamwĩra ndageke ũguo. 11O mũthenya Moridekai nĩaceerangaga hau nja ya nyũmba ĩyo yatũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja, nĩguo amenye ũrĩa Esiteri aikaraga, na ũrĩa aathiiaga na mbere.

122:12 Thim 27:9; Isa 3:24Mbere ya o mũirĩtu kũgĩa na mweke wa gũthiĩ kũrĩ Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu, aaniinaga mĩeri ikũmi na ĩĩrĩ ya gwĩthakaria ĩrĩa yaathanĩtwo ĩikaragwo nĩ airĩtu acio, ĩtandatũ ya kwĩhaka maguta ma manemane, na ĩtandatũ ya kwĩhaka maguta manungi wega na indo ingĩ cia kwĩhaka. 13O mũirĩtu aarĩ athiĩ harĩ mũthamaki ta ũũ: Nĩaheagwo kĩndũ kĩrĩa gĩothe angĩendire gwĩkuuĩra kuuma nyũmba ĩyo yatũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja gĩa gũthiĩ nakĩo nyũmba-inĩ ya mũthamaki. 142:14 1Ath 11:3; Dan 5:2Hwaĩ-inĩ aathiiaga agatoonya kuo, na rũciinĩ agacooka mwena ũngĩ wa nyũmba ĩyo yatũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja, nakuo kũu akamenyagĩrĩrwo nĩ Shaashagazu, ndungata ĩrĩa yarĩ hakũre ya mũthamaki, ĩrĩa yehokeirwo thuriya cia mũthamaki. Ndangĩacookire rĩngĩ kũrĩ mũthamaki tiga o mũthamaki akenirio nĩwe amũtũmanĩre na rĩĩtwa rĩake.

152:15 Thab 45:14; Kĩam 18:3Ihinda rĩa Esiteri rĩakinya (mũirĩtu ũrĩa Moridekai aarerete taarĩ mwarĩ, ũrĩa warĩ mwarĩ wa ithe mũkũrũ Abihaili) rĩa gũthiĩ kũrĩ mũthamaki, ndaigana gwĩtia kĩndũ o nakĩ, tiga o kĩrĩa Hegai ndungata ĩyo yarĩ hakũre ya mũthamaki, mũrori wa nyũmba ĩyo yatũũragwo nĩ andũ-a-nja, aamwĩrire akuue. Nake Esiteri nĩetĩkĩrĩkaga nĩ mũndũ o wothe wamuonaga. 16Nake Esiteri agĩtwarwo kũrĩ Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu kũu nyũmba-inĩ ya ũthamaki mweri-inĩ wa ikũmi, mweri wa Tebethu, mwaka-inĩ wa mũgwanja wa wathani wake.

172:17 Ezek 16:9-13Na rĩrĩ, mũthamaki nĩaguucĩrĩirio nĩ Esiteri gũkĩra andũ-a-nja acio angĩ othe, nake agĩĩtĩkĩrĩka nĩwe gũkĩra airĩtu acio angĩ gathirange othe. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩoya tanji ya ũnene, akĩmwĩkĩra mũtwe, akĩmũtua mũtumia wa mũthamaki ithenya rĩa Vashiti. 182:18 1Ath 3:15; Esit 1:7Nake mũthamaki akĩrugithia iruga inene mũno, iruga rĩa Esiteri, agĩĩta andũ ake othe arĩa maarĩ igweta na anene. Mabũrũri-inĩ mothe mũthamaki akĩanĩrĩra thigũkũ na akĩheana iheo kũringana na ũtaana wa ũthamaki.

Moridekai Kũhithũria Ndundu Njũru

192:19 Esit 4:2Rĩrĩa airĩtu acio gathirange moonganirio ihinda rĩa keerĩ, Moridekai aikarĩte hau kĩhingo-inĩ kĩa mũciĩ wa mũthamaki. 202:20 Esit 2:10No Esiteri ndoimbũrĩte kĩhumo kĩa nyũmba yao kana kĩa rũrĩrĩ rwake, o ta ũrĩa Moridekai aamũtaarĩte, nĩgũkorwo aathiire na mbere kũrũmĩrĩra mataaro ma Moridekai o ta ũrĩa ekaga rĩrĩa aareragwo nĩwe.

212:21 Kĩam 40:2; Esit 1:12; 3:5; 5:9; 7:7Ihinda rĩu Moridekai aikaraga kĩhingo-inĩ kĩa mũciĩ wa mũthamaki, Bigithana na Tereshu, anene eerĩ arĩa meehokeirwo kũrũgamĩrĩra kĩhingo kĩa nyũmba ya mũthamaki, nĩmarakarire, na makĩgĩa na ndundu ya kũũraga Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu. 22Nowe Moridekai akĩmenya ũhoro wa ndundu ĩyo na akĩĩra Esiteri, mũtumia ũcio wa mũthamaki, nake Esiteri akĩĩra mũthamaki ũhoro ũcio, na akiuga nĩ Moridekai ũmwĩrĩte. 232:23 Kĩam 40:19; Koh 10:8Na rĩrĩa ũhoro ũcio watuĩririo na ũkĩoneka atĩ warĩ wa ma, anene acio eerĩ magĩcuurio mũtĩ igũrũ. Ũhoro ũcio wothe nĩwandĩkĩirwo hau mbere ya mũthamaki ibuku-inĩ rĩa maũndũ marĩa meekĩkĩte ihinda rĩu.