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The book of Esther, chapter 7, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 7

Vulgate


   1 Intravit itaque rex et Aman, ut biberent cum regina.
   2 Dixitque ei rex etiam in secundo die, postquam vino incaluerat: "Quae est petitio tua, Esther, ut detur tibi, et quid vis fieri? Etiamsi dimidiam regni mei partem petieris, impetrabis".
   3 Ad quem illa respondit: "Si inveni gratiam in oculis tuis, o rex, et si tibi placet, dona mihi animam meam, pro qua rogo, et populum meum, pro quo obsecro.
   4 Traditi enim sumus, ego et populus meus, ut conteramur, iugulemur et pereamus. Atque utinam in servos et famulas venderemur: tacuissem, quia tribulatio haec non esset digna conturbare regem".
   5 Respondensque rex Asuerus ait: "Quis est iste et ubi est, ut haec audeat facere?".
   6 Dixit Esther: "Hostis et inimicus noster pessimus iste est Aman". Quod ille audiens ilico obstupuit coram rege ac regina.
   7 Rex autem surrexit iratus et de loco convivii intravit in hortum palatii. Aman quoque surrexit, ut rogaret Esther reginam pro anima sua; intellexit enim a rege sibi decretum esse malum.
   8 Qui cum reversus esset de horto et intrasset convivii locum, repperit Aman super lectulum corruisse, in quo iacebat Esther, et ait: "Etiam reginam vult opprimere, me praesente, in domo mea?". Necdum verbum de ore regis exierat, et statim operuerunt faciem eius.
   9 Dixitque Harbona, unus de eunuchis, qui stabant in ministerio regis: "En etiam lignum, quod paraverat Mardochaeo, qui locutus est bonum pro rege, stat in domo Aman habens altitudinis quinquaginta cubitos". Cui dixit rex: "Appendite eum in eo".
   10 Suspensus est itaque Aman in patibulo, quod paraverat Mardochaeo; et regis ira quievit.

King James Version


   1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.
   2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.
   3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:
   4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.
   5 ¶ Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?
   6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
   7 ¶ And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.
   8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
   9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.
   10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
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