"What is it, Queen Esther?" the king inquired. "What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given to you."
Cross ReferencesMark 6:23
And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give you, up to half my kingdom!"
"If it pleases the king," Esther replied, "may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for the king."
And as they drank their wine, the king said to Esther, "What is your petition? It will be given to you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be fulfilled."
and as they drank their wine on the second day, the king asked once more, "Queen Esther, What is your petition? It will be given to you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be fulfilled."
Chapter Outline1. Esther, adventuring on the king's favor, obtains the grace of the golden sceptre,
4. and invites the king and Haman to a banquet.
6. She, being encouraged by the king in her suit, invites them to another banquet.
9. Haman, proud of his advancement, repines at the contempt of Mordecai.
14. By the counsel of Zeresh he prepares for him a gallows.
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