Esther 8:4
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New International Version
Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him.

New Living Translation
Again the king held out the gold scepter to Esther. So she rose and stood before him.

English Standard Version
When the king held out the golden scepter to Esther,

New American Standard Bible
The king extended the golden scepter to Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king.

King James Bible
Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king extended the gold scepter toward Esther, so she got up and stood before the king.

International Standard Version
The king extended the golden scepter to Esther, and she got up and stood before the king.

NET Bible
When the king extended to Esther the gold scepter, she arose and stood before the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king held out his golden scepter to Esther, and Esther got up and stood in front of the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king,

King James 2000 Bible
Then the king held out the golden scepter toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,

American King James Version
Then the king held out the golden scepter toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,

American Standard Version
Then the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre. So Esther arose, and stood before the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he, as the manner was, held out the golden sceptre with his hand, which was the sign of clemency: and she arose up and stood before him,

Darby Bible Translation
And the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. And Esther arose and stood before the king,

English Revised Version
Then the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre. So Esther arose, and stood before the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the king held out the golden scepter towards Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,

World English Bible
Then the king held out to Esther the golden scepter. So Esther arose, and stood before the king.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king holdeth out to Esther the golden sceptre, and Esther riseth, and standeth before the king,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:3-14 It was time to be earnest, when the church of God was at stake. Esther, though safe herself, fell down and begged for the deliverance of her people. We read of no tears when she begged for her own life, but although she was sure of that, she wept for her people. Tears of pity and tenderness are the most Christ-like. According to the constitution of the Persian government, no law or decree could be repealed or recalled. This is so far from speaking to the wisdom and honour of the Medes and Persians, that it clearly shows their pride and folly. This savours of that old presumption which ruined all, We will be as gods! It is God's prerogative not to repent, or to say what can never be altered or unsaid. Yet a way was found, by another decree, to authorize the Jews to stand upon their defence. The decree was published in the languages of all the provinces. Shall all the subjects of an earthly prince have his decrees in languages they understand, and shall God's oracles and laws be locked up from any of his servants in an unknown tongue?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Then the king held out the golden sceptre. Either Esther had again intruded on the king uninvited, or there was a double use of the golden sceptre.

1. In the pardon of those who so intruded; and,

2. In the ordinary granting of requests. It was perhaps held out on this occasion simply to express a readiness to do as Esther desired.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then the king held out the golden sceptre towards Esther,.... As a token that she had not incurred his displeasure by coming into his presence without leave, and that she was admitted to speak and make her request; see Esther 5:3

so Esther arose and stood before the king; she rose from the ground on which she lay prostrate, and stood upon her feet, in an humble manner, to make her speech, and present her petition to the king.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther—in token that her request was accepted, and that she needed no longer to maintain the humble attitude of a suppliant.

Esther 8:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Mordecai is Advanced
3Then Esther spoke again to the king, fell at his feet, wept and implored him to avert the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite and his plot which he had devised against the Jews. 4The king extended the golden scepter to Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king. 5Then she said, "If it pleases the king and if I have found favor before him and the matter seems proper to the king and I am pleasing in his sight, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the king's provinces.…
Cross References
Esther 4:11
"All the king's officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king."

Esther 5:2
When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.

Esther 8:3
Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews.
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