12 But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.(A)

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12 But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

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The king got up in a rage,(A) left his wine and went out into the palace garden.(B) But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate,(C) stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.

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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.

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May he endure[a](A) as long as the sun,
    as long as the moon, through all generations.(B)
May he be like rain(C) falling on a mown field,
    like showers watering the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared

They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

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14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,(A)
    but the wise will appease it.(B)

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;(C)
    his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.(D)

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14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

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