Esther 7:5

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then the king Ahasuerus answered, & said vnto Esther the Queene: Who is he? and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then King Ahasuerus asked Queen Esther, "Who is he, and where is he, who would presume to do thus?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then spake the king Ahasuerus and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then King Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen, Who is he and where is he who has had this evil thought in his heart?
- Basic English Bible

And king Ahasuerus spoke and said to Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he that has filled his heart to do so?
- Darby Bible

Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said to Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?
- Webster's Bible

Then King Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen, "Who is he, and where is he who dared presume in his heart to do so?"
- World English Bible

And the king Ahasuerus saith, yea, he saith to Esther the queen, `Who [is] he -- this one? and where [is] this one? -- he whose heart hath filled him to do so?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then spoke the king Ahasuerus and said unto Esther the queen: 'Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 7:5


7:5 Who, &c. - The expressions are short and doubled, as proceeding from a discomposed and enraged mind. Durst - That is, to circumvent me, and procure a decree, whereby not only my estate should be so much impaired, and so many of my innocent subjects destroyed, but my queen also involved in the same destruction. We sometimes startle at that evil, which we ourselves are chargeable with. Ahasuerus is amazed at that wickedness, which he himself was guilty of. For he consented to the bloody edict. So that Esther might have said, Thou art the man!


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