New International Version
Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The king took off his ring - In the ring was the seal of the king. Giving the ring to Mordecai was tantamount to giving him the seal of the kingdom, and constituting him the same as lord chancellor among us.
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LibraryThe Net Broken
'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. 4. Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king, 5. And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"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."
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 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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