Esther 5:3

“Then 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then sayd the King vnto her, What wilt thou, Queene Esther? and what is thy request? it shall bee euen giuen thee to the halfe of the kingdome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king said to her, "What is {troubling} you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be given to you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the king said, What is your desire, Queen Esther, and what is your request? I will give it to you, even to the half of my kingdom.
- Basic English Bible

And the king said to her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom.
- Darby Bible

Then said the king to her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.
- Webster's Bible

Then the king asked her, "What would you like, queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you even to the half of the kingdom."
- World English Bible

And the king saith to her, `What -- to thee Esther, O queen? and what thy request? unto the half of the kingdom -- and it is given to thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said the king unto her: 'What wilt thou, queen Esther? for whatever thy request, even to the half of the kingdom, it shall be given thee.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 5:3


5:3 It shall be given - God in his providence often prevents the fears and outdoes the hopes of his servants. To the half of the kingdom - A proverbial expression: that is, nothing in reason shall be denied.


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