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Esther 7:5

    Esther 7:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said to Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that dared presume in his heart to do so?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    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?

    World English 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?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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?

    Definitions for Esther 7:5

    Durst - To dare; venture.

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 7:5

    Who is he, and where is he - There is a wonderful abruptness and confusion in the original words, highly expressive of the state of mind in which the king then was: מי הוא זה ואי זה הוא אשר מלאו לבו לעשות כן mi hu zeh veey zeh hu asher melao libbo laasoth ken.

    "Who? He? This one? And where? This one? He? Who hath filled his heart to do thus?" He was at once struck with the horrible nature of a conspiracy so cruel and diabolic.

    Wesley's Notes on Esther 7:5

    7:5 Who, and 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!