Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak thou to the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it. Then go thou in merrily with the king to the banquet. And t

New American Standard Bible

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows fifty cubits high made and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet." And the advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

His wife Zeresh and all his friends told him, “Have them build a gallows 75 feet high. Ask the king in the morning to hang Mordecai on it. Then go to the banquet with the king and enjoy yourself.” The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows constructed.

International Standard Version

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said, "Have a pole made 50 cubits high, and then in the morning speak to the king and have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet happy." This advice pleased Haman, and he had the pole made.

American Standard Version

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning 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.

Amplified

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits [seventy-five feet] high, and in the morning speak to the king, that Mordecai may be hanged on it; then you go in merrily with the king to the dinner. And the thing pleased Haman, and he caused the gallows to be made.

Bible in Basic English

Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, Let a pillar, fifty cubits high, be made ready for hanging him, and in the morning get the king to give orders for the hanging of Mordecai: then you will be able to go to the feast with the king with a glad heart. And Haman was pleased with the suggestion, and he had the pillar made.

Darby Translation

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it: then go in merrily with the king to the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Julia Smith Translation

And Zeresh his wife will say to him, and all his friends, Make ye a tree high fifty cubits, and in the morning say thou to the king, and they shall hang Mordecai upon it: and go thou in with the king to the drinking, being glad. And the word will be good before Haman; and he will make the tree.

King James 2000

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and tomorrow speak you unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go you in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Zeresh his wife and all of his friends said to him, "Let them make a gallows fifty cubits high, and in the morning tell the king, "Let them hang Mordecai on it; then go with the king to the banquet happily." The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

Modern King James verseion

And Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, Make a wooden gallows, fifty cubits high and tomorrow speak to the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman, and he caused the wooden gallows to be made.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, "Let them make a gallows of fifty cubits high, and tomorrow speak thou unto the king, that Mordecai may be hanged thereon, if thou comest merrily with the king unto the banquet." Haman was well content withal, and caused a gallows to be prepared.

NET Bible

Haman's wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows seventy-five feet high built, and in the morning tell the king that Mordecai should be hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet contented." It seemed like a good idea to Haman, so he had the gallows built.

New Heart English Bible

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let them make ready a gallows, of the height of fifty cubits, and, in the morning, speak thou unto the king, that they hang Mordecai thereon, then go with the king into the banquet joyfully. And the thing seemed good before Haman, and he made ready the gallows.

Webster

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and to-morrow speak thou to the king that Mordecai may be hanged upon it: then go thou in merrily with the king to the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

World English Bible

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Zeresh his wife saith to him, and all his friends, 'Let them prepare a tree, in height fifty cubits, and in the morning speak to the king, and they hang Mordecai on it, and go thou in with the king unto the banquet rejoicing;' and the thing is good before Haman, and he prepareth the tree.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זרשׁ 
Zeresh 
Usage: 4

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

of fifty
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

אמּה 
'ammah 
Usage: 245

גּבוהּ גּבהּ 
Gaboahh 
Usage: 37

and to morrow
בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

thou unto the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

מרדּכּי 
Mord@kay 
Usage: 60

may be hanged
תּלה 
Talah 
Usage: 27


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

thou in merrily
שׂמח 
Sameach 
Usage: 20

with the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

משׁתּה 
Mishteh 
Usage: 46

And the thing
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

המן 
Haman 
Haman, he
Usage: 55

the gallows
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

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Context Readings

Esther's Banquet

13 Yet all this avails me nothing so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate. 14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak thou to the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it. Then go thou in merrily with the king to the banquet. And t



Cross References

Esther 6:4

And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman came into the outward court of the king's house to speak to the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.

1 Kings 21:7

And Jezebel his wife said to him, Do thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let thy heart be merry. I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

Esther 7:9-10

Then Harbonah, one of the chamberlains who were before the king said, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman has made for Mordecai, who spoke good for the king, stands in the house of Haman. And the king said, Hang

2 Samuel 13:3-5

But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother. And Jonadab was a very sly man.

2 Samuel 16:21-4

And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to thy father's concubines that he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that thou are abhorred by thy father. Then the hands of all who are with thee will be strong.

1 Kings 21:25

(But there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to do that which was evil in the sight of LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

2 Chronicles 22:3-4

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab. For his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.

Esther 3:8-15

And Haman said to king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom, and their laws are diverse from [those of] every people, nor do they keep the king's

Psalm 7:13-16

He has also prepared for him the instruments of death. He makes his arrows fiery.

Psalm 9:15

The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.

Psalm 37:14

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill such as are upright in the way.

Psalm 37:32

A wicked man watches a righteous man, and seeks to kill him.

Proverbs 1:18

and these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.

Proverbs 4:16

For they do not sleep unless they do evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they cause to fall.

Amos 6:4-6

who lay upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall,

Mark 6:19-24

And Herodias was resentful toward him, and wanted to kill him. And she could not,

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, so that he might betray him to them.

Acts 23:14-15

who, having come near to the chief priests and the elders, said, We have put ourselves under a curse, a curse to taste of nothing until we would kill Paul.

Romans 1:32

Who, knowing the righteousness of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also favor those who do.

Romans 3:15

Their feet are swift to shed blood.

Revelation 11:10

And those who dwell upon the earth rejoice over them, and will celebrate, and will give gifts to each other, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

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