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,
Darby Bible Translation
And the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. And 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,
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"All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king to the inner court who is not summoned, he has but one law, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I have not been summoned to come to the king for these thirty days."
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter.
Then 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.
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