Esther 9:5
Text Analysis
5221 [e]וַיַּכּ֤וּ
Thus defeatedConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp
3064 [e]הַיְּהוּדִים֙
the JewsArt | N-proper-mp
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
allPrep-b | N-msc
341 [e]אֹ֣יְבֵיהֶ֔ם
their enemiesV-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 3mp
4347 [e]מַכַּת־
with the strokeN-fsc
2719 [e]חֶ֥רֶב
of the swordN-fs
2027 [e]וְהֶ֖רֶג
and with slaughterConj-w | N-ms
12 [e]וְאַבְדָ֑ן
and destructionConj-w | N-ms
6213 [e]וַיַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ
and didConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
8130 [e]בְשֹׂנְאֵיהֶ֖ם
with those who hated themPrep-b | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 3mp
7522 [e]כִּרְצוֹנָֽם׃
what they pleasedPrep-k | N-msc | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
אסתר 9:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּכּ֤וּ הַיְּהוּדִים֙ בְּכָל־אֹ֣יְבֵיהֶ֔ם מַכַּת־חֶ֥רֶב וְהֶ֖רֶג וְאַבְדָ֑ן וַיַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ בְשֹׂנְאֵיהֶ֖ם כִּרְצֹונָֽם׃

אסתר 9:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויכו היהודים בכל־איביהם מכת־חרב והרג ואבדן ויעשו בשנאיהם כרצונם׃

אסתר 9:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויכו היהודים בכל־איביהם מכת־חרב והרג ואבדן ויעשו בשנאיהם כרצונם׃

אסתר 9:5 Hebrew Bible
ויכו היהודים בכל איביהם מכת חרב והרג ואבדן ויעשו בשנאיהם כרצונם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Thus the Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying; and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.

King James Bible
Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Jews put all their enemies to the sword, killing and destroying them. They did what they pleased to those who hated them.
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the stroke.

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