|1 王带着哈曼来赴王后以斯帖的筵席。 |
So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther,
|2 这第二次在酒席筵前，王又问以斯帖说，王后以斯帖阿，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。 |
and as they were drinking wine on that 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."
|3 王后以斯帖回答说，我若在王眼前蒙恩，王若以为美，我所愿的，是愿王将我的性命赐给我。我所求的，是求王将我的本族赐给我。 |
Then Queen Esther answered, "If I have found favor with you, O king, and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life--this is my petition. And spare my people--this is my request.
|4 因我和我的本族被卖了，要剪除杀戮灭绝我们。我们若被卖为奴为婢，我也闭口不言。但王的损失，敌人万不能补足。 |
For I and my people have been sold for destruction and slaughter and annihilation. 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."
|5 亚哈随鲁王问王后以斯帖说，擅敢起意如此行的是谁。这人在哪里呢？ |
King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, "Who is he? Where is the man who has dared to do such a thing?"
|6 以斯帖说，仇人敌人就是这恶人哈曼。哈曼在王和王后面前就甚惊惶。 |
Esther said, "The adversary and enemy is this vile Haman." Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen.
|7 王便大怒，起来离开酒席往御园去了。哈曼见王定意要加罪与他，就起来，求王后以斯帖救命。 |
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.
|8 王从御园回到酒席之处，见哈曼伏在以斯帖所靠的榻上。王说，他竟敢在宫内，在我面前凌辱王后吗？这话一出王口，人就蒙了哈曼的脸。 |
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.
|9 伺候王的一个太监名叫哈波拿，说，哈曼为那救王有功的末底改做了五丈高的木架，现今立在哈曼家里。王说，把哈曼挂在其上。 |
Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, "A gallows seventy-five feet high stands by Haman's house. He had it made for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king." The king said, "Hang him on it!"
|10 于是人将哈曼挂在他为末底改所预备的木架上。王的忿怒这才止息。 |
So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided.