And Esther answered, if it seem good unto the king
She humbly submits it to his pleasure, suggesting it would be exceeding grateful to her, could it be granted:
let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have
prepared for him;
for the king; and supposing it would be acceptable to him, and the rather engage him to come to it, she invited his favourite; and chiefly, that she might have an opportunity of accusing him before the king to his face, and when alone.