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Esther 5:4

    Esther 5:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Esther in answer said, If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the feast which I have made ready for him.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    Esther said, "If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Esther 5:4

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 5:4

    Let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet - It was necessary to invite Haman to prevent his suspicion, and that he might not take any hasty step which might have prevented the execution of the great design.

    Barnes' Notes on Esther 5:4

    Esther seems to have been afraid to make her real request of Xerxes too abruptly. She concluded that the king would understand that she had a real petition in the background, and would recur to it, as in fact he did Esther 5:6; Esther 7:2.