1On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.6.1 could…: Heb. the king’s sleep fled away 2And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.6.2 Bigthana: also called, Bigthan6.2 door: Heb. threshold 3And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
4¶ And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him. 5And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in. 6So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?6.6 whom the king…: Heb. in whose honour the king delighteth 7And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,6.7 whom the king…: Heb. in whose honour the king delighteth 8Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:6.8 Let…: Heb. Let them bring the royal apparel6.8 which the king…: Heb. wherewith the king clotheth himself 9And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.6.9 bring…: Heb. cause him to ride 10Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.6.10 let…: Heb. suffer not a whit to fall 11Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
12¶ And Mordecai came again to the king’s gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered. 13And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him. 14And while they were yet talking with him, came the king’s chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.
Mordekai Apatsidwa Ulemu
1Usiku umenewo mfumu inalephera kugona tulo; Choncho inayitanitsa buku limene amalembamo mbiri ya zamakedzana kuti amuwerengere. 2Anapeza kuti mʼbukumo munalembedwa zoti Mordekai anawulula kuti Bigitana ndi Teresi, awiri mwa adindo ofulidwa a mfumu amene ankalondera pa khomo la chipinda cha mfumu ndiwo anakonza chiwembu chofuna kupha mfumu Ahasiwero.
3Mfumu inafunsa kuti, “Kodi Mordekai anamupatsa ulemu ndi ukulu wotani chifukwa cha chinthu chimene anachitachi?”
Atumiki ake anamuyankha kuti, “Palibe chimene chinachitika kwa iye.”
4Mfumu inati, “Kodi ndani ali mʼbwalomo?” Tsono Hamani anali atangolowa kumene mʼbwalo lakunja la nyumba yaufumu kuti akawuze mfumu zomukhomera Mordekai pa mtanda umene anamukonzera.
5Atumiki ake anamuyankha kuti, “Hamani ndiye wayima mu bwalo.”
“Mulowetseni,” Mfumu inalamulira.
6Hamani atalowa, mfumu inamufunsa kuti, “Kodi timuchitire ulemu otani munthu amene mfumu ikondweretsedwa naye?”
Tsono Hamani anaganiza mu mtima kuti, “Kodi palinso ndani amene mfumu ingamulemekeze kuposa ine?” 7Choncho Hamani anayankha mfumuyo kuti, “Munthu amene mfumu ifuna kumuchitira ulemu, imuchitire izi: 8Anthu abwere ndi chovala cha ufumu ndi kavalo amene mfumu imakwerapo wokhala ndi chizindikiro chaufumu pamutu pake. 9Ndipo mupereke chovala cha ufumucho ndi kavalo kwa mmodzi wa akalonga a mfumu a ulemu kwambiri. Ameneyu amuveke chovalacho munthu amene mfumu yakondweretsedwa naye. Akavekedwa chovalachi amuyendetse mʼmisewu yonse ya mzinda atakwera pa kavalo wa mfumu. Kalongayu azifuwula patsogolo pa munthuyu kuti ‘Ichi ndi chimene mfumu yachita kwa munthu amene yafuna kumuchitira ulemu!’ ”
10Mfumu inalamulira Hamani kuti, “Pita msanga, katenge chovala cha ufumu ndi kavalo ndipo uchite monga wanenera kwa Mordekai Myuda, amene amakhala pa chipata cha mfumu. Usasiyeko china chilichonse chimene wanena.”
11Choncho Hamani anatenga chovala ndi kavalo. Anamuveka Mordekai chovalacho ndipo anamuyendetsa mʼmisewu yonse ya mu mzinda atakwera pa kavalo, akufuwula kuti, “Ichi ndi chimene mfumu yachita kwa munthu amene yafuna kumuchitira ulemu!”
12Pambuyo pake Mordekai anabwerera ku chipata cha mfumu. Koma Hamani anapita msanga ku nyumba kwake, akulira, atafundira mutu wake. 13Hamani anawuza Zeresi mkazi wake ndi abwenzi ake onse zonse zinamuchitikira.
Anthu ake anzeru ndi mkazi wake Zeresi anamuwuza kuti, “Popeza kuti Mordekai ndi Myuda amene mwayamba kale kugonja pamaso pake, ndiye kuti palibe chimene mungachitepo. Mudzagwa ndithu pamaso pake.” 14Pamene anthuwa amayankhula nayebe, adindo a mfumu ofulidwa anabwera kudzamutenga Hamani mofulumira kupita naye ku phwando limene Estere anakonza.