أَسْتِير 5

وَفِي ٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلثَّالِثِ لَبِسَتْ أَسْتِيرُ ثِيَابًا مَلَكِيَّةً وَوَقَفَتْ فِي دَارِ بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ ٱلدَّاخِلِيَّةِ مُقَابِلَ بَيْتِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَٱلْمَلِكُ جَالِسٌ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ مُلْكِهِ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلْمُلْكِ مُقَابِلَ مَدْخَلِ ٱلْبَيْتِ. ١ 1
After three days, Esther put on her royal clothes and went to stand in the courtyard of the king's palace, in front of the king's house. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance to the house.
فَلَمَّا رَأَى ٱلْمَلِكُ أَسْتِيرَ ٱلْمَلِكَةَ وَاقِفَةً فِي ٱلدَّارِ نَالَتْ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيْهِ، فَمَدَّ ٱلْمَلِكُ لِأَسْتِيرَ قَضِيبَ ٱلذَّهَبِ ٱلَّذِي بِيَدِهِ، فَدَنَتْ أَسْتِيرُ وَلَمَسَتْ رَأْسَ ٱلْقَضِيبِ. ٢ 2
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the courtyard, she received approval in his eyes. He held out to her the golden scepter in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.
فَقَالَ لَهَا ٱلْمَلِكُ: «مَا لَكِ يَا أَسْتِيرُ ٱلْمَلِكَةُ؟ وَمَا هِيَ طِلْبَتُكِ؟ إِلَى نِصْفِ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ تُعْطَى لَكِ». ٣ 3
Then the king said to her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? Up to half of my kingdom, it will be given to you.”
فَقَالَتْ أَسْتِيرُ: «إِنْ حَسُنَ عِنْدَ ٱلْمَلِكِ فَلْيَأْتِ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَهَامَانُ ٱلْيَوْمَ إِلَى ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ ٱلَّتِي عَمِلْتُهَا لَهُ». ٤ 4
Esther said, “If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for him.”
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ: «أَسْرِعُوا بِهَامَانَ لِيُفْعَلَ كَلَامُ أَسْتِيرَ». فَأَتَى ٱلْمَلِكُ وَهَامَانُ إِلَى ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ ٱلَّتِي عَمِلَتْهَا أَسْتِيرُ. ٥ 5
Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, to do what Esther has said.” So the king and Haman went to the feast that Esther had prepared.
فَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ لِأَسْتِيرَ عِنْدَ شُرْبِ ٱلْخَمْرِ: «مَا هُوَ سُؤْلُكِ فَيُعْطَى لَكِ؟ وَمَا هِيَ طِلْبَتُكِ؟ إِلَى نِصْفِ ٱلْمَمْلَكَةِ تُقْضَى». ٦ 6
When the wine was being served at the feast, the king said to Esther, “What is your petition? It will be granted you. What is your request? Up to half of the kingdom, it will be granted.”
فَأَجَابَتْ أَسْتِيرُ وَقَالتْ: «إِنَّ سُؤْلِي وَطِلْبَتِي، ٧ 7
Esther answered, “My petition and my request is this,
إِنْ وَجَدْتُ نِعْمَةً فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلْمَلِكِ، وَإِذَا حَسُنَ عِنْدَ ٱلْمَلِكِ أَنْ يُعْطَى سُؤْلِي وَتُقْضَى طِلْبَتِي، أَنْ يَأْتِيَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَهَامَانُ إِلَى ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْمَلُهَا لَهُمَا، وَغَدًا أَفْعَلُ حَسَبَ أَمْرِ ٱلْمَلِكِ». ٨ 8
if I have found favor in the eyes of the king and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to honor my request, let the king and Haman come to the feast that I will prepare for you tomorrow and I will answer the king's question.”
فَخَرَجَ هَامَانُ فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلْيَوْمِ فَرِحًا وَطَيِّبَ ٱلْقَلْبِ. وَلَكِنْ لَمَّا رَأَى هَامَانُ مُرْدَخَايَ فِي بَابِ ٱلْمَلِكِ وَلَمْ يَقُمْ وَلَا تَحَرَّكَ لَهُ، ٱمْتَلَأَ هَامَانُ غَيْظًا عَلَى مُرْدَخَايَ. ٩ 9
Haman went out that day joyful and glad at heart. But when Haman saw Mordecai at the king's gate, that Mordecai neither rose up nor trembled before him with any fear, he was filled with rage against Mordecai.
وَتَجَلَّدَ هَامَانُ وَدَخَلَ بَيْتَهُ وَأَرْسَلَ فَٱسْتَحْضَرَ أَحِبَّاءَهُ وَزَرَشَ زَوْجَتَهُ، ١٠ 10
Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went to his own house. He sent for his friends and gathered them together, with Zeresh his wife.
وَعَدَّدَ لَهُمْ هَامَانُ عَظَمَةَ غِنَاهُ وَكَثْرَةَ بَنِيهِ، وَكُلَّ مَا عَظَّمَهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ بِهِ وَرَقَّاهُ عَلَى ٱلرُّؤَسَاءِ وَعَبِيدِ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ١١ 11
Haman recounted to them the splendor of his riches, the number of his many sons, all the promotions by which the king honored him, and how he had advanced above all the officials and the servants of the king.
وَقَالَ هَامَانُ: «حَتَّى إِنَّ أَسْتِيرَ ٱلْمَلِكَةَ لَمْ تُدْخِلْ مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ إِلَى ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ ٱلَّتِي عَمِلَتْهَا إِلَّا إِيَّايَ. وَأَنَا غَدًا أَيْضًا مَدْعُوٌّ إِلَيْهَا مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ١٢ 12
Haman said, “Queen Esther invited no one else but me to come with the king to the feast she prepared. Even tomorrow I am again invited by her along with the king.
وَكُلُّ هَذَا لَا يُسَاوِي عِنْدِي شَيْئًا كُلَّمَا أَرَى مُرْدَخَايَ ٱلْيَهُودِيَّ جَالِسًا فِي بَابِ ٱلْمَلِكِ». ١٣ 13
But all this is worth nothing to me as long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.”
فَقَالَتْ لَهُ زَرَشُ زَوْجَتُهُ وَكُلُّ أَحِبَّائِهِ: «فَلْيَعْمَلُوا خَشَبَةً ٱرْتِفَاعُهَا خَمْسُونَ ذِرَاعًا، وَفِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ قُلْ لِلْمَلِكِ أَنْ يَصْلِبُوا مُرْدَخَايَ عَلَيْهَا، ثُمَّ ٱدْخُلْ مَعَ ٱلْمَلِكِ إِلَى ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ فَرِحًا». فَحَسُنَ ٱلْكَلَامُ عِنْدَ هَامَانَ وَعَمِلَ ٱلْخَشَبَةَ. ١٤ 14
Then Zeresh his wife said to Haman and all his friends, “Let them make a gallows fifty cubits high. In the morning speak to the king for them to hang Mordecai on it. Then go joyfully with the king to the feast.” This pleased Haman and he had the gallows constructed.