KJV EST2 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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2:1 After [H310] these things [H1697] , when the wrath [H2534] of king [H4428] Ahasuerus [H325] was appeased [H7918] , he remembered [H2142] Vashti [H2060] , and what she had done [H6213] , and what was decreed [H1504] against her.

2:2 Then said [H559] the king's [H4428] servants [H5288] that ministered [H8334] unto him, Let there be fair [H2896] [H4758] young [H5291] virgins [H1330] sought [H1245] for the king [H4428] :

2:3 And let the king [H4428] appoint [H6485] officers [H6496] in all the provinces [H4082] of his kingdom [H4438] , that they may gather together [H6908] all the fair [H2896] [H4758] young [H5291] virgins [H1330] unto Shushan [H7800] the palace [H1002] , to the house [H1004] of the women [H802] , unto the custody [H3027] of Hege [H1896] the king's [H4428] chamberlain [H5631] , keeper [H8104] of the women [H802] ; and let their things for purification [H8562] be given [H5414] [them]:(unto the: Heb. unto the hand)(Hege: or, Hegai)

2:4 And let the maiden [H5291] which pleaseth [H3190] [H5869] the king [H4428] be queen [H4427] instead of Vashti [H2060] . And the thing [H1697] pleased [H3190] [H5869] the king [H4428] ; and he did so [H6213] .

2:5 [Now] in Shushan [H7800] the palace [H1002] there was a certain [H376] Jew [H3064] , whose name [H8034] [was] Mordecai [H4782] , the son [H1121] of Jair [H2971] , the son [H1121] of Shimei [H8096] , the son [H1121] of Kish [H7027] , a Benjamite [H1145] ;

2:6 Who had been carried away [H1540] from Jerusalem [H3389] with the captivity [H1473] which had been carried away [H1540] with Jeconiah [H3204] king [H4428] of Judah [H3063] , whom Nebuchadnezzar [H5019] the king [H4428] of Babylon [H894] had carried away [H1540] .(Jeconiah: or, Jehoiachin)

2:7 And he brought up [H539] Hadassah [H1919] , that [is], Esther [H635] , his uncle's [H1730] daughter [H1323] : for she had neither father [H1] nor mother [H517] , and the maid [H5291] [was] fair [H3303] [H8389] and beautiful [H2896] [H4758] ; whom Mordecai [H4782] , when her father [H1] and mother [H517] were dead [H4194] , took [H3947] for his own daughter [H1323] .(brought: Heb. nourished)(fair: Heb. fair of form, and good of countenance)

2:8 So it came to pass, when the king's [H4428] commandment [H1697] and his decree [H1881] was heard [H8085] , and when many [H7227] maidens [H5291] were gathered together [H6908] unto Shushan [H7800] the palace [H1002] , to the custody [H3027] of Hegai [H1896] , that Esther [H635] was brought [H3947] also unto the king's [H4428] house [H1004] , to the custody [H3027] of Hegai [H1896] , keeper [H8104] of the women [H802] .

2:9 And the maiden [H5291] pleased [H3190] [H5869] him, and she obtained [H5375] kindness [H2617] of him [H6440] ; and he speedily [H926] gave [H5414] her her things for purification [H8562] , with such things as belonged [H4490] to her, and seven [H7651] maidens [H5291] , [which were] meet [H7200] to be given [H5414] her, out of the king's [H4428] house [H1004] : and he preferred [H8138] her and her maids [H5291] unto the best [H2896] [place] of the house [H1004] of the women [H802] .(such: Heb. her portions)(preferred: Heb. changed)

2:10 Esther [H635] had not shewed [H5046] her people [H5971] nor her kindred [H4138] : for Mordecai [H4782] had charged [H6680] her that she should not shew [H5046] [it].

2:11 And Mordecai [H4782] walked [H1980] every day [H3117] before [H6440] the court [H2691] of the women's [H802] house [H1004] , to know [H3045] how Esther [H635] did [H7965] , and what should become [H6213] of her.(to know: Heb. to know the peace)

2:12 Now when every maid's [H5291] turn [H8447] was come [H5060] to go in [H935] to king [H4428] Ahasuerus [H325] , after [H7093] that she had been twelve [H8147] [H6240] months [H2320] , according to the manner [H1881] of the women [H802] , (for so were the days [H3117] of their purifications [H4795] accomplished [H4390] , [to wit], six [H8337] months [H2320] with oil [H8081] of myrrh [H4753] , and six [H8337] months [H2320] with sweet odours [H1314] , and with [other] things for the purifying [H8562] of the women [H802] ;)

2:13 Then thus came [H935] [every] maiden [H5291] unto the king [H4428] ; whatsoever she desired [H559] was given [H5414] her to go [H935] with her out of the house [H1004] of the women [H802] unto the king's [H4428] house [H1004] .

2:14 In the evening [H6153] she went [H935] , and on the morrow [H1242] she returned [H7725] into the second [H8145] house [H1004] of the women [H802] , to the custody [H3027] of Shaashgaz [H8190] , the king's [H4428] chamberlain [H5631] , which kept [H8104] the concubines [H6370] : she came in [H935] unto the king [H4428] no more, except the king [H4428] delighted [H2654] in her, and that she were called [H7121] by name [H8034] .

2:15 Now when the turn [H8447] of Esther [H635] , the daughter [H1323] of Abihail [H32] the uncle [H1730] of Mordecai [H4782] , who had taken [H3947] her for his daughter [H1323] , was come [H5060] to go in [H935] unto the king [H4428] , she required [H1245] nothing [H1697] but what Hegai [H1896] the king's [H4428] chamberlain [H5631] , the keeper [H8104] of the women [H802] , appointed [H559] . And Esther [H635] obtained [H5375] favour [H2580] in the sight [H5869] of all them that looked [H7200] upon her.

2:16 So Esther [H635] was taken [H3947] unto king [H4428] Ahasuerus [H325] into his house [H1004] royal [H4438] in the tenth [H6224] month [H2320] , which [is] the month [H2320] Tebeth [H2887] , in the seventh [H7651] year [H8141] of his reign [H4438] .

2:17 And the king [H4428] loved [H157] Esther [H635] above all the women [H802] , and she obtained [H5375] grace [H2580] and favour [H2617] in his sight [H6440] more than all the virgins [H1330] ; so that he set [H7760] the royal [H4438] crown [H3804] upon her head [H7218] , and made her queen [H4427] instead of Vashti [H2060] .(favour: or, kindness)(in his: Heb. before him)

2:18 Then the king [H4428] made [H6213] a great [H1419] feast [H4960] unto all his princes [H8269] and his servants [H5650] , [even] Esther's [H635] feast [H4960] ; and he made [H6213] a release [H2010] to the provinces [H4082] , and gave [H5414] gifts [H4864] , according to the state [H3027] of the king [H4428] .(release: Heb. rest)

2:19 And when the virgins [H1330] were gathered together [H6908] the second time [H8145] , then Mordecai [H4782] sat [H3427] in the king's [H4428] gate [H8179] .

2:20 Esther [H635] had not [yet] shewed [H5046] her kindred [H4138] nor her people [H5971] ; as Mordecai [H4782] had charged [H6680] her: for Esther [H635] did [H6213] the commandment [H3982] of Mordecai [H4782] , like as when she was brought up [H545] with him.

2:21 In those days [H3117] , while Mordecai [H4782] sat [H3427] in the king's [H4428] gate [H8179] , two [H8147] of the king's [H4428] chamberlains [H5631] , Bigthan [H904] and Teresh [H8657] , of those which kept [H8104] the door [H5592] , were wroth [H7107] , and sought [H1245] to lay [H7971] hand [H3027] on the king [H4428] Ahasuerus [H325] .(Bigthan: or, Bigthana)(the door: Heb. the threshold)

2:22 And the thing [H1697] was known [H3045] to Mordecai [H4782] , who told [H5046] [it] unto Esther [H635] the queen [H4436] ; and Esther [H635] certified [H559] the king [H4428] [thereof] in Mordecai's [H4782] name [H8034] .

2:23 And when inquisition [H1245] was made of the matter [H1697] , it was found out [H4672] ; therefore they were both [H8147] hanged [H8518] on a tree [H6086] : and it was written [H3789] in the book [H5612] of the chronicles [H1697] [H3117] before [H6440] the king [H4428] .