The Meaning of Esther 2:7 Explained

Esther 2:7

KJV: And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

YLT: and he is supporting Hadassah -- she is Esther -- daughter of his uncle, for she hath neither father nor mother, and the young woman is of fair form, and of good appearance, and at the death of her father and her mother hath Mordecai taken her to him for a daughter.

Darby: And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

ASV: And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maiden was fair and beautiful; and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

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What does Esther 2:7 Mean?

Context Summary

Esther 2:1-23 - The Service Of A Foreigner
Esther's Hebrew name meant Myrtle. It could not have been easy for her to retain her sweet simplicity amid the corruptions of her time, but her Persian name means "a star," as though she were a garden enclosed, encircled by the atmosphere of the divine purity and protection. We must not judge Esther by our own standards, but by the custom of her time. Each of these young girls was considered to be married to the king, was kept under his roof, and was his wife of a lower rank. How great is the influence of Christianity in raising our standards and pervading the world with a loftier morality! She was not bidden to deny her parentage, but only advised not to proclaim it, Esther 2:10. When, afterwards, she was raised to power, she showed no flinching from identification with her race. So she attained the highest position in the world to which a woman could aspire. God lifted her there to serve a high and noble purpose. Her relative, Mordecai, discovered a plot against the king, and told it to his ward, the queen, and she to her royal spouse. The deed was unrewarded; in this, however, the faithful doorkeeper felt no disappointment. He acted not for reward, but from a sense of duty. But the act was registered both in heaven and on earth, and it bore fruit. It is enough for us to do our duty, and please God.

Chapter Summary: Esther 2

1  Out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be chosen
5  Mordecai the nursing father of Esther
8  Esther preferred before the rest
12  The manner of purification, and going in to the king
15  Esther, best pleasing the king, is made queen
21  Mordecai, discovering a treason, is recorded in the chronicles

What do the individual words in Esther 2:7 mean?

And [Mordecai] had brought up - Hadassah that [is] Esther daughter of his uncle for no she had father nor mother and the young woman [was] was beautiful lovely and beautiful and when died her father and mother took her Mordecai as his own daughter
וַיְהִ֨י אֹמֵ֜ן אֶת־ הֲדַסָּ֗ה הִ֤יא אֶסְתֵּר֙ בַּת־ דֹּד֔וֹ כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין לָ֖הּ אָ֣ב וָאֵ֑ם וְהַנַּעֲרָ֤ה יְפַת־ תֹּ֙אַר֙ וְטוֹבַ֣ת מַרְאֶ֔ה וּבְמ֤וֹת אָבִ֙יהָ֙ וְאִמָּ֔הּ לְקָחָ֧הּ מָרְדֳּכַ֛י ל֖וֹ לְבַֽת

What are the major concepts related to Esther 2:7?

Major Themes

Main Subject Matters

Mordecai's cousin [27]
Hadassah [25]
Esther's Uncle [15]
Brings up Esther [14]
Death Of Uncle [11]
Esther Orphan [10]
Beautiful daughter [9]
Esther's Jewish Name [9]
Female Beauty [8]
Queen's foster father [7]
Mordecai [7]
Cousin [6]
Uncle becomes father [5]
Esther's [5]
abihail esther [5]
cousing [4]
spell hadassah [4]
Seeks Mordecai's aid [3]
Foster Parents [3]
Good-Looking Women [3]
Being Uncle An [3]
Esther [3]
Adopted children [3]
amestris [3]
beautiful background [3]
who is esther [3]
Daughter of Abihail [3]
Ester Vs Esther [3]
who is mordecai [2]
who was esther [2]
septuagint esther [2]
Queen Esther [2]
story of esther [2]
Esther Under Mordecai [2]
Esthe's Background [2]
Visions And Values [2]
Adoptions [2]
Beautiful daughters [2]
Change Of Name [2]
Esther And Mordecai [2]
Esther Beauty [2]
Esther by Mordecai [2]
Esther Story [2]
Foster Care [2]
Daughters [1]

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