And the king said unto Esther the queen
After the account had been brought in to him:
the Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the
the Targum adds, of the seed of Amalek:
and the ten sons of Haman:
which very probably were all he had; though the Targum, in ( Esther 9:14 ) , makes mention of seventy sons that Zeresh his wife fled with:
what have they done in the rest of the king's provinces?
that could not be said; but it might be concluded, that if so many were slain in Shushan, the number must be great in all the provinces:
now what is thy petition and it shall be granted thee:
or "what is thy request further? and it shall be done"; if this was not sufficient and satisfactory, whatever else she should ask for should be granted.