Esther 8:8
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
859 [e]וְ֠אַתֶּם
wə-’at-tem
And YouConj-w | Pro-2mp
3789 [e]כִּתְב֨וּ
kiṯ-ḇū
write [a decree]V-Qal-Imp-mp
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
concerningPrep
3064 [e]הַיְּהוּדִ֜ים
hay-yə-hū-ḏîm
the JewsArt | N-proper-mp
2896 [e]כַּטּ֤וֹב
kaṭ-ṭō-wḇ
asPrep-k, Art | Adj-ms
5869 [e]בְּעֵֽינֵיכֶם֙
bə-‘ê-nê-ḵem
you pleasePrep-b | N-cdc | 2mp
8034 [e]בְּשֵׁ֣ם
bə-šêm
in namePrep-b | N-msc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ,
of the kingArt | N-ms
2856 [e]וְחִתְמ֖וּ
wə-ḥiṯ-mū
and sealConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-mp
2885 [e]בְּטַבַּ֣עַת
bə-ṭab-ba-‘aṯ
[it] with signet ringPrep-b | N-fsc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ;
of the kingArt | N-ms
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
kî-
forConj
3791 [e]כְתָ֞ב
ḵə-ṯāḇ
whateverN-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
thatPro-r
3789 [e]נִכְתָּ֣ב
niḵ-tāḇ
is writtenV-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms
8034 [e]בְּשֵׁם־
bə-šêm-
in namePrep-b | N-msc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ,
of the kingArt | N-ms
2856 [e]וְנַחְתּ֛וֹם
wə-naḥ-tō-wm
and sealedConj-w | V-Nifal-InfAbs
2885 [e]בְּטַבַּ֥עַת
bə-ṭab-ba-‘aṯ
with signet ringPrep-b | N-fsc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
of the kingArt | N-ms
369 [e]אֵ֥ין
’ên
no oneAdv
7725 [e]לְהָשִֽׁיב׃
lə-hā-šîḇ.
can revokePrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf









Hebrew Texts
אסתר 8:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְ֠אַתֶּם כִּתְב֨וּ עַל־הַיְּהוּדִ֜ים כַּטֹּ֤וב בְּעֵֽינֵיכֶם֙ בְּשֵׁ֣ם הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וְחִתְמ֖וּ בְּטַבַּ֣עַת הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ כִּֽי־כְתָ֞ב אֲשֶׁר־נִכְתָּ֣ב בְּשֵׁם־הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ וְנַחְתֹּ֛ום בְּטַבַּ֥עַת הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ אֵ֥ין לְהָשִֽׁיב׃

אסתר 8:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואתם כתבו על־היהודים כטוב בעיניכם בשם המלך וחתמו בטבעת המלך כי־כתב אשר־נכתב בשם־המלך ונחתום בטבעת המלך אין להשיב׃

אסתר 8:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואתם כתבו על־היהודים כטוב בעיניכם בשם המלך וחתמו בטבעת המלך כי־כתב אשר־נכתב בשם־המלך ונחתום בטבעת המלך אין להשיב׃

אסתר 8:8 Hebrew Bible
ואתם כתבו על היהודים כטוב בעיניכם בשם המלך וחתמו בטבעת המלך כי כתב אשר נכתב בשם המלך ונחתום בטבעת המלך אין להשיב׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king's signet ring may not be revoked."

King James Bible
Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You may write in the king's name whatever pleases you concerning the Jews, and seal it with the royal signet ring. A document written in the king's name and sealed with the royal signet ring cannot be revoked."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in the king's name.

Esther 3:12 Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month…

1 Kings 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal…

may no man reverse. No, not the king himself; and this was the reason that the king was forced not to reverse, but to give a contradictory decree; that if the Jews, pursuant to the first decree, were assaulted, they might legitimately, by virtue of the second, defend themselves, slay their enemies, and even take the spoil.

Esther 8:5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have favor in his sight, …

Esther 1:19 If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, …

Daniel 6:8,12-15 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

Hebrews 6:17,18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise …

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