Esther 4:11

Overview - Esther 4
The great mourning of Mordecai and the Jews.
Esther, understanding it, sends to Mordecai, who shews the cause, and advises her to undertake the suit.
10 She excusing herself, is threatened by Mordecai.
15 She appointing a fast, undertakes the suit.
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Esther 4:11  (King James Version)
All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.

shall come
Herodotus informs us, that ever since the reign of Deioces, king of Media, for the security of the king's person, it was enacted that no one should be admitted into his presence; but that if any one had business with him, he should transact it through the medium of his ministers.

the inner court

one law
Daniel 2:9

the king shall
5:2 8:4

the golden sceptre
That the kings of Persia carried a golden sceptre, we have the following proof in Xenophon: [Hoti ou tode to chrysoun skeptron to men basileian diasozon estin, all hoi pistoi philoi skeptron basileusin alethestaton kai asphalestaton.] "It is not (said Cyrus to his son Cambyses) the golden sceptre
that saves the kingdom; but faithful friends are the truest and best sceptre of the kingdom."* but I.
1:19 2:14 1Pe 3:7