"If it pleases the king," she said, "and if he regards me with favor1 and thinks it the right thing to do, and if he is pleased with me, let an order be written overruling the dispatches that Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, devised and wrote to destroy the Jews in all the king's provinces.
For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?"27
King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, "Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have hanged3 him on the gallows.
Now write another decree4 in the king's name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal5 it with the king's signet ring6--for no document written in the king's name and sealed with his ring can be revoked."7