1Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house. 2And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. 3Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom. 4And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him. 5Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
6¶ And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed. 7Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is; 8If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.5.8 perform: Heb. do
9¶ Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai. 10Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.5.10 called…: Heb. caused to come 11And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king. 12Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king. 13Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.
14¶ Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.5.14 gallows: Heb. tree
Ihooya rĩa Esiteri kũrĩ Mũthamaki
15:1 Ezek 16:13; Thim 21:1Mũthenya wa gatatũ wakinya-rĩ, Esiteri akĩĩhumba nguo ciake cia ũthamaki na akĩrũgama nja ya na thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya ũthamaki, mbere ya nyũmba nene ya mũthamaki. Nake mũthamaki aikarĩire gĩtĩ gĩake kĩa ũnene nyũmba-inĩ ĩyo nene, angʼetheire itoonyero rĩayo. 25:2 Esit 4:11Rĩrĩa onire Esiteri, mũtumia wa mũthamaki arũngiĩ hau nja, akĩmũkenera na akĩmũtambũrũkĩria rũthanju rwake rwa ũnene rwa thahabu rũrĩa aanyiitĩte. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Esiteri agĩkuhĩrĩria, akĩhutia mũthia waruo.
35:3 Esit 7:2; Mar 6:23Nake mũthamaki akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Esiteri, mũtumia ũyũ mũthamaki, ũbatairio nĩ kĩĩ? Ihooya rĩaku nĩ rĩrĩkũ? O na wahooya ũheo nuthu ya kũrĩa guothe thamakaga, nĩũkũheo.”
4Esiteri akĩmũcookeria akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mũthamaki angĩona kwagĩrĩire, nĩetĩkĩre moke marĩ na Hamani ũmũthĩ iruga-inĩ rĩrĩa ngũrugithĩirie.”
5Mũthamaki akiuga atĩrĩ, “Gĩĩrai Hamani o rĩu, nĩgeetha twĩke o ũguo Esiteri orĩtie.”
Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũthamaki marĩ na Hamani magĩthiĩ iruga-inĩ rĩrĩa Esiteri aahaarĩirie. 65:6 Dan 5:16Na rĩrĩa maanyuuaga ndibei-rĩ, mũthamaki akĩũria Esiteri o ro rĩngĩ atĩrĩ, “Ihooya rĩaku nĩ rĩrĩkũ? Nĩũkũhingĩrio. Na nĩ kĩĩ ũrooria ũheo? O na wahooya ũheo nuthu ya kũrĩa guothe thamakaga-rĩ, nĩũkũheo.”
7Esiteri agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ũndũ ũrĩa ndĩrooria, o na ihooya rĩakwa nĩ rĩĩrĩ: 85:8 Esit 2:15; 1Ath 3:15Kũngĩkorwo nĩnjĩtĩkĩrĩkĩte nĩ mũthamaki, na akorwo mũthamaki no etĩkĩre ihooya rĩakwa na aahingĩrie ũrĩa ndĩrooria-rĩ, mũthamaki na Hamani nĩmagooka rũciũ iruga-inĩ rĩrĩa ngaamarugithĩria. Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩguo ngaacookia kĩũria kĩa mũthamaki.”
Hamani Kũrakarĩra Moridekai
95:9 Thim 14:17Mũthenya ũcio Hamani nĩoimire kũu akenete na agacanjamũka ngoro. No hĩndĩ ĩrĩa onire Moridekai hau kĩhingo-inĩ kĩa mũciĩ wa mũthamaki na akĩona atĩ ndaramũrũgamĩra kana akamwĩtigĩra, akĩngʼũrĩka mũno nĩ ũndũ wa Moridekai. 105:10 Esit 6:13No rĩrĩ, Hamani nĩerigĩrĩirie gwĩka ũndũ, na akĩinũka mũciĩ.
Hamani agĩĩta arata ake hamwe na mũtumia wake, Zereshu, 115:11 Thim 13:16; Esit 9:10, 13akĩmarahĩra ũhoro wa ũtonga wake mũingĩ, na ariũ ake aingĩ, na njĩra ciothe iria mũthamaki aamũtĩĩte nacio, na ũrĩa aamũtũũgĩrĩtie gũkĩra andũ arĩa angĩ maarĩ igweta na anene. 125:12 Ayub 22:29; Thim 16:18; 29:23Hamani agĩthiĩ na mbere kuuga atĩrĩ, “O na to ũguo wiki, niĩ no niĩ nyiki Esiteri mũtumia wa mũthamaki egwĩtĩte tũthiĩ na mũthamaki iruga-inĩ rĩrĩa ekũrugithĩtie. Na nĩanjĩtĩte tũthiĩ na mũthamaki rũciũ. 135:13 Esit 2:19No maũndũ macio mothe, matiratũma njiganĩre rĩrĩa rĩothe ndĩrona Moridekai, Mũyahudi ũcio, aikarĩte kĩhingo-inĩ kĩa mũciĩ wa mũthamaki.”
145:14 Esit 7:9; Ezar 6:11Zereshu mũtumia wake marĩ na arata ake othe makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Thondekithia mũtĩ wa gũcuuria mũndũ wa buti mĩrongo mũgwanja na ithano5:14 nĩ ta mita igĩrĩ na robo (2:25) kũraiha na igũrũ, na rũciũ rũciinĩ ũrooke ũrie mũthamaki etĩkĩre Moridekai acuurio hau mũtĩ-igũrũ. Ũcooke ũthiĩ mũrĩ na mũthamaki iruga-inĩ ũrĩ mũkenu.” Rĩciiria rĩĩrĩ nĩrĩakenirie Hamani, nake agĩthondekithia mũtĩ ũcio.