New Living Translation
"Who would do such a thing?" King Xerxes demanded. "Who would be so presumptuous as to touch you?"
King James Bible
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?
Darby Bible Translation
And king Ahasuerus spoke and said to Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he that has filled his heart to do so?
World English Bible
Then King Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen, "Who is he, and where is he who dared presume in his heart to do so?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the king Ahasuerus saith, yea, he saith to Esther the queen, 'Who is he -- this one? and where is this one? -- he whose heart hath filled him to do so?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:5 Who, and c. - The expressions are short and doubled, as proceeding from a discomposed and enraged mind. Durst - That is, to circumvent me, and procure a decree, whereby not only my estate should be so much impaired, and so many of my innocent subjects destroyed, but my queen also involved in the same destruction. We sometimes startle at that evil, which we ourselves are chargeable with. Ahasuerus is amazed at that wickedness, which he himself was guilty of. For he consented to the bloody edict. So that Esther might have said, Thou art the man!
For my people and I have been sold to those who would kill, slaughter, and annihilate us. If we had merely been sold as slaves, I could remain quiet, for that would be too trivial a matter to warrant disturbing the king."
Esther replied, "This wicked Haman is our adversary and our enemy." Haman grew pale with fright before the king and queen.
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