Esther 8:4
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, Esther rose and stood before the king.

Berean Study Bible
The king extended the gold scepter toward Esther, and she arose and stood before the king.

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,

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

Contemporary English Version
King Xerxes held out the golden scepter to Esther,

Good News Translation
The king held out the gold scepter to her, so she stood up and said,

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.

New Heart English Bible
Then the king held out to Esther the golden scepter. So Esther 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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre. So Esther arose, and stood before the king.

New American Standard 1977
And the king extended the golden scepter to Esther. So Esther arose and stood before 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the king stretched out to Esther the golden sceptre: and Esther arose to stand near 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,
Study Bible
Esther's Appeal for the Jews
3And once again, Esther addressed the king. She fell at his feet weeping and begged him to revoke the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews. 4The king extended the gold scepter toward Esther, and she arose and stood before the king. 5“If it pleases the king,” she said, “and if I have found favor in his sight, and the matter seems proper to the king, and I am pleasing in his sight, may an order be written to revoke the letters that the scheming Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, wrote to destroy the Jews in all the king’s provinces.…
Cross References
Esther 4:11
"All the royal officials and the people of the king's provinces know that one law applies to every man or woman who approaches the king in the inner courtyard without being summoned--that he be put to death. Only if the king extends the gold scepter may that person live. But I have not been summoned to appear before the king for the past thirty days."

Esther 5:2
As soon as the king saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard, she found favor in his sight. The king extended the gold scepter in his hand toward Esther, and she approached and touched the tip of the scepter.

Esther 8:3
And once again, Esther addressed the king. She fell at his feet weeping and begged him to revoke the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews.

Treasury of Scripture

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

held out.

Esther 4:11
All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.

Esther 5:2
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.







Lexicon
The king
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

extended
וַיּ֤וֹשֶׁט (way·yō·wō·šeṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3447: To extend, hold out

the gold
הַזָּהָ֑ב (haz·zā·hāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

scepter
שַׁרְבִ֣ט (šar·ḇiṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8275: A rod of empire

toward Esther,
לְאֶסְתֵּ֔ר (lə·’es·têr)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

and [she]
אֶסְתֵּ֔ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

arose
וַתָּ֣קָם (wat·tā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and stood
וַֽתַּעֲמֹ֖ד (wat·ta·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the king.
הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king
(4) The king held out the golden sceptre.--See Note on Esther 4:11.

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. 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?
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