Esther 5:1-7 NAS

Esther Plans a Banquet

1 Now it came about 1on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood 2in the inner court of the king's palace in front of the king's arooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the bthrone room, opposite the entrance to the palace.

References for Esther 5:1

    • … 5:1 - Lit "house"
    • † 5:1 - Lit "royal house"
      2 When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, 3she obtained favor in his sight; and 4the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter.

      References for Esther 5:2

      3 Then the king said to her, "What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? 5Even to half of the kingdom it shall be given to you."

      References for Esther 5:3

      4 Esther said, "If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him."
      5 Then the king said, "6Bring Haman quickly that we may do cas Esther desires." So the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared.

      References for Esther 5:5

        • ‡ 5:5 - Lit "the word of Esther"
          6 dAs they drank their wine at the banquet, 7the king said to Esther, "8What is your petition, for it shall be granted to you. And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be done."

          References for Esther 5:6

            • ˆ 5:6 - Lit "at the banquet of wine"
              7 So Esther replied, "My petition and my request is: