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Ester 7 Albanian Bible (ALB)

Mbreti dhe Hamani shkuan, pra, në banketin bashkë me mbretëreshën Ester.

Edhe ditën e dytë, ndërsa gjatë banketit po shërbehej vera, mbreti i tha Esterit: "Cila është kërkesa jote, o mbretëreshë Ester? Do të të plotësohet. Çfarë kërkon? Edhe sikur të jetë gjysma e mbretërisë sime, do të bëhet".

Atëherë mbretëresha Ester u përgjigj: "Në rast se kam gjetur hir në sytë e tu, o mbret, dhe në qoftë se kështu i pëlqen mbretit, kërkesa ime është që të më jepet jeta; dhe kërkoj që populli im të falet.

Sepse unë dhe populli im kemi qenë të shitur për t’u prishur, për t’u vrarë dhe për t’u shfarosur. Po të ishim shitur për t’u bërë skllevër dhe skllave do të kisha heshtur; por armiku nuk mund ta kompensojë kurrë dëmin që do t’i shkaktohej mbretit".

Mbreti Asuero i tha mbretëreshës Ester: "Kush është dhe ku ndodhet ai që ka guximin të bëjë një gjë të tillë?".

Esteri u përgjigj: Armiku dhe kundërshtari është ai i keqi Haman". Atëherë Hamanit i hyri tmerri në prani të mbretit dhe të mbretëreshës.

Mbreti u ngrit shumë i zemëruar nga banketi në të cilin shërbehej vera dhe shkoi në kopshtin e pallatit, ndërsa Hamani qëndroi për t’iu lutur me të madhe mbretëreshës Ester për jetën e tij, sepse e kishte kuptuar që mbreti kishte vendosur tashmë shkatërrimin e tij.

Pastaj mbreti u kthye nga kopshti i pallatit, në vendin e banketit ku shërbehej vera; ndërkaq Hamani kishte rënë mbi divanin në të cilin rrinte Esteri. Atëherë mbreti thirri: "Dashke gjithashtu të dhunosh mbretëreshën, ndërsa unë vetë jam në shtëpi?". Sa dolën këto fjalë nga goja e mbretit, ia mbuluan fytyrën Hamanit.

Pastaj Harbonahu, një nga eunukët, tha përpara mbretit: "Ja, në shtëpinë e vetë Hamanit është ngritur një trekëmbësh, i lartë pesëdhjetë kubitë, që Hamani kishte përgatitur për Mardokeun, i cili kishte folur për të mirën e mbretit". Mbreti tha: "Vareni aty këtë!".

10 Kështu Hamanin e varën në trekëmbëshin që kishte përgatitur për Mardokeun. Dhe zemërimi i mbretit u qetësua.

Esther 7 New International Version (NIV)

Haman Impaled

So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, “Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.

Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.[a]

King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is he—the man who has dared to do such a thing?”

Esther said, “An adversary and enemy! This vile Haman!”

Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen. The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate, stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.

Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining.

The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?”

As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits[b] stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”

The king said, “Impale him on it!” 10 So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.

Footnotes:

  1. Esther 7:4 Or quiet, but the compensation our adversary offers cannot be compared with the loss the king would suffer
  2. Esther 7:9 That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters
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Esther 7 King James Version (KJV)

So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.

Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

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?

And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

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