Chapter 5 - Esther

1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.1 Nangyari nga, nang ikatlong araw, na nagsuot si Esther ng kaniyang bihisang pagkareina, at tumayo sa pinakaloob ng bahay ng hari, sa tapat ng bahay-hari; at ang hari ay naupo sa kaniyang luklukang hari sa bahay-hari, sa tapat ng pasukan sa bahay.
2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.2 At nagkagayon, nang makita ng hari si Esther na reina na nakatayo sa looban, na siya'y nagtamo ng biyaya sa kaniyang paningin: at inilawit ng hari kay Esther ang gintong cetro na nasa kaniyang kamay. Sa gayo'y lumapit si Esther, at hinipo ang dulo ng cetro.
3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.3 Nang magkagayo'y sinabi ng hari sa kaniya, Anong ibig mo, reina Esther? at ano ang iyong hiling? mabibigay sa iyo kahit kalahati ng kaharian.
4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.4 At sinabi ni Esther, Kung inaakalang mabuti ng hari, pumaroon sa araw na ito ang hari at si Aman sa pigingan na aking inihanda sa kaniya.
5 Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.5 Nang magkagayo'y sinabi ng hari, Papagmadaliin si Aman upang magawa ang gaya ng sinabi ni Esther. Sa gayo'y naparoon ang hari at si Aman sa pigingan na inihanda ni Esther.
6 And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.6 At sinabi ng hari kay Esther sa pigingan ng alak: Ano ang iyong hingi? at ipagkakaloob sa iyo at ano ang iyong hiling? kahit kalahati ng kaharian ay ipagkakaloob.
7 Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;7 Nang magkagayo'y sumagot si Esther, at nagsabi, Ang aking hingi at ang aking hiling ay ito;
8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.8 Kung ako'y nakasumpong ng biyaya sa paningin ng hari, at kung kalugdan ng hari na ipagkaloob ang aking hingi, at gawin ang aking hiling, na pumaroon ang hari at si Aman sa pigingan na aking ihahanda sa kanila, at aking gagawin bukas na gaya ng sinabi ng hari.
9 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.9 Nang magkagayo'y lumabas si Aman sa araw na yaon na galak at may masayang puso: nguni't nang makita ni Aman si Mardocheo sa pintuang-daan ng hari, na hindi siya tumayo o kumilos man sa kaniya, siya'y napuno ng pagkapoot laban kay Mardocheo.
10 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.10 Gayon may nagpigil si Aman sa kaniyang sarili, at umuwi sa bahay; at siya'y nagsugo at tinipon ang kaniyang mga kaibigan at si Zeres na kaniyang asawa.
11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.11 At isinaysay ni Aman sa kanila ang kaluwalhatian ng kaniyang mga kayamanan, at ang karamihan ng kaniyang mga anak, at lahat ng bagay na ipinagkaloob ng hari sa kaniya, at kung paanong siya'y nataas ng higit kay sa mga prinsipe at mga lingkod ng hari.
12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.12 Sinabi ni Aman, bukod dito: Oo, si Esther na reina ay hindi nagpasok ng sinoman na kasama ng hari sa pigingan na kaniyang inihanda kundi ako lamang; at kinabukasan naman ay inaanyayahan niya ako na kasama ng hari.
13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.13 Gayon ma'y ang lahat ng ito'y walang kabuluhan sa akin habang aking nakikita si Mardocheo na Judio na nakaupo sa pintuang-daan ng hari.
14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.14 Nang magkagayo'y sinabi ni Zeres na kaniyang asawa at ng lahat niyang kaibigan sa kaniya: Magpagawa ka ng isang bibitayan na may limang pung siko ang taas, at sa kinaumagahan ay salitain mo sa hari na bitayin doon si Mardocheo: kung magkagayo'y yumaon kang masaya na kasama ng hari sa pigingan. At ang bagay ay nakalugod kay Aman; at kaniyang ipinagawa ang bibitayan.