Esteri

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Isahluko 7

1 Yafika-ke inkosi noHamani edilini lika-Esteri inkosikazi.
2 Inkosi yabuye yathi ku-Esteri ngosuku lwesibili lwedili lewayini: “Isicelo sakho siyini, nkosikazi Esteri, na? Uyakusenzelwa. Yini oyifunayo na? Kuyakwenziwa kuze kube nenxenye yombuso.”
3 Wayesephendula u-Esteri inkosikazi, ethi: “Uma ngifumene umusa emehlweni akho, nkosi, noma kukuhle enkosini, mangiphiwe ukuphila kwami ngesicelo sami nokwesizwe sakithi ngokufuna kwami,
4 ngokuba kuthengisiwe ngathi, mina nesizwe sakithi, ukuba sichithwe, sibulawe, sibhubhe. Uma bekuthengisiwe ngathi sibe yizigqila nezigqilakazi kuphela, ngabe ngithulile, ngokuba usizi lwethu alwanele ukuba sisinde inkosi.”
5 Yayisisho inkosi u-Ahashiveroshi, ithi ku-Esteri inkosikazi: “Ngubani lo, uphi yena onesibindi sokwenza lokho na?”
6 U-Esteri wathi: “Ngumuntu omelene nathi, oyisitha, uHamani lo omubi.” UHamani wayeseshaywa luvalo phambi kwenkosi nenkosikazi.
7 Yayisisukuma inkosi ngolaka lwayo edilini lewayini, yaya ensimini yendlu yenkosi; uHamani wasukuma ukunxusa u-Esteri inkosikazi ngokuphila kwakhe, ngokuba wabona ukuthi usenqunyelwe okubi yinkosi.
8 Inkosi isibuya ensimini yendlu yenkosi, ingene endlini yedili lewayini, uHamani wayesewele embhedeni u-Esteri ayekuwo. Yayisithi inkosi: “Uyakuyiphoqa inkosikazi phambi kwami lapha endlini na?” Lapho liphuma leli zwi emlonyeni wenkosi, bamboza ubuso bukaHamani.
9 Wayesethi uHaribona, enye yezinduna ezaziphambi kwenkosi: “Bheka, umuthi okuphakama kwawo kuyizingalo ezingamashumi ayisihlanu, uHamani ayewenzele uMoridekayi owakhuluma kahle ngenkosi, umi endlini kaHamani.” Inkosi yathi: “Mphanyekeni kuwo.”
10 Base bemphanyeka-ke uHamani emthini ayewulungisele uMoridekayi. Yayisibohla intukuthelo yenkosi.