Esther 8:3
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English Standard Version
Then Esther spoke again to the king. She fell at his feet and wept and pleaded with him to avert the evil plan of Haman the Agagite and the plot that he had devised against the Jews.

King James Bible
And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

American Standard Version
And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not content with these things, she fell down at the king's feet and wept, and speaking to him besought him, that he would give orders that the malice of Aman the Agagite, and his most wicked devices which he had invented against the Jews, should be of no effect.

English Revised Version
And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The king in his wrath arose from the banquet of wine, and went into the garden of the house (קם is here a pregnant expression, and is also combined with אל־גּנּת); but Haman remained standing to beg for his life to Queen Esther (על בּקּשׁ as in Esther 4:8), "for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king" (כּלה, completed, i.e., determined; comp. 1 Samuel 20:7, 1 Samuel 20:9; 1 Samuel 25:17, and elsewhere); and hence that he had no mercy to expect from him, unless the queen should intercede for him.

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fell.

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you...

2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away...

besought him with tears. Heb. she wept and besought him.

Isaiah 38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD,

Hosea 12:4 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication to him: he found him in Bethel...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

mischief.

Esther 3:8-15 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus...

Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for slaves and bondwomen...

Cross References
Esther 3:1
After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him.

Esther 8:2
And the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

Esther 8:4
When the king held out the golden scepter to Esther, Esther rose and stood before the king.

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