On that day King Ahasuerus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, 1the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told 2what he was to her.
23And 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.
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 4the Agagite and the plot that he had devised against the Jews.
45When the king held out the golden scepter to Esther,
Esther rose and stood before the king. And she said, "If it please the king, 6and if I have found favor in his sight, and if the thing seems right before the king, and I am pleasing in his eyes, let an order be written to revoke 7the letters devised by Haman 8the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the provinces of the king.
For how can I bear 9to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?"