以斯帖記 Esther


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5:1
第三日,以斯帖穿上朝服,进王宫的内院,对殿站立。王在殿里坐在宝座上,对着殿门。
On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king's hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance.
5:2
王见王后以斯帖站在院内,就施恩于她,向她伸出手中的金杖,以斯帖便向前摸杖头。
When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.
5:3
王对她说,王后以斯帖阿,你要什么。你求什么,就是国的一半也必赐给你。
Then the king asked, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you."
5:4
以斯帖说,王若以为美,就请王带着哈曼,今日赴我所预备的筵席。
If it pleases the king, replied Esther, "let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him."
5:5
王说,叫哈曼速速照以斯帖的话去行。于是王带着哈曼赴以斯帖所预备的筵席。
Bring Haman at once, the king said, "so that we may do what Esther asks." So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared.
5:6
在酒席筵前,王又问以斯帖说,你要什么,我必赐给你。你求什么,就是国的一半也必为你成就。
As they were drinking wine, the king again asked Esther, "Now what is your petition? It will be given you. And what is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted."
5:7
以斯帖回答说,我有所要,我有所求。
Esther replied, "My petition and my request is this:
5:8
我若在王眼前蒙恩,王若愿意赐我所要的,准我所求的,就请王带着哈曼,再赴我所要预备的筵席。明日我必照王所问的说明。
If the king regards me with favor and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king's question."
5:9
那日哈曼心中快乐,欢欢喜喜地出来。但见末底改在朝门不站起来,连身也不动,就满心恼怒末底改。
Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king's gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai.
5:10
哈曼暂且忍耐回家,叫人请他朋友和他妻子细利斯来。
Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home. Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his wife,
5:11
哈曼将他富厚的荣耀,众多的儿女,和王抬举他使他超乎首领臣仆之上,都述说给他们听。
Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials.
5:12
哈曼又说,王后以斯帖预备筵席,除了我之外不许别人随王赴席。明日王后又请我随王赴席。
And that's not all, Haman added. "I'm the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow.
5:13
只是我见犹大人末底改坐在朝门,虽有这一切荣耀,也与我无益。
But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king's gate."
5:14
他的妻细利斯和他一切的朋友对他说,不如立一个五丈高的木架,明早求王将末底改挂在其上,然后你可以欢欢喜喜地随王赴席。哈曼以这话为美,就叫人做了木架。
His wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows built, seventy-five feet high, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the dinner and be happy." This suggestion delighted Haman, and he had the gallows built.