Esther 5:4
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New International Version
"If it pleases the king," replied Esther, "let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him."


New American Standard Bible
Esther said, "If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him."


King James Bible
And 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If it pleases the king," Esther replied, "may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them."


International Standard Version
Esther replied, "If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet I've prepared for him."


American Standard Version
And Esther said, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But she answered: If it please the king. I beseech thee to come to me this day, and Aman with thee to the banquet which I have prepared.


Darby Bible Translation
And Esther said, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.


Young's Literal Translation
And Esther saith, 'If unto the king it be good, the king doth come in, and Haman, to-day, unto the banquet that I have made for him;'
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Context
Esther Plans a Banquet

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 on 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 favor in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the scepter. 3Then said the king to her, What will you, queen Esther? and what is your request? it shall be even given you to the half of the kingdom. 4And Esther answered, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him. 5Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther has said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared. 6And the king said to Esther at the banquet of wine, What is your petition? and it shall be granted you: and what is your 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 favor 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 has said.
Cross References
Esther 5:3
Then said the king to her, What will you, queen Esther? and what is your request? it shall be even given you to the half of the kingdom.


Esther 5:5
Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther has said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.


Treasury of Scripture

And Esther answered, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

If it seem.

Esther 5:8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request...

Proverbs 29:11 A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

the banquet. Mishteh, from shathah, 'to drink,' a compotation, feast, or banquet accompanied with drinking; the drinking in the East being at the beginning, and not at the end of the entertainment. Olearius, describing an entertainment at the Persian court, says, 'The floor of the hall was covered with cotton cloth, which was covered with all sorts of fruits and sweetmeats in basons of gold. With them was served up excellent Shiraz wine. After an hour's time, the sweetmeats were removed, to make way for the more substantial part of the entertainment, such as rice, boiled and roast mutton, etc. When the company had been at table an hour and a half, warm water was brought, in a ewer of gold, for washing; and grace being said, they began to retire without speaking a word, according to the custom of the country.'

Esther 5:8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request...

Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace...

Genesis 27:25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him...

Genesis 32:20 And say you moreover, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me...

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

Strong's Concordance
And 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.
Topical Bible
Banquet Dinner Esther Feast Haman Please Pleases Prepared Ready Replied Seem Seems To-day
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Esther Chapter 5 Verse 4

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