Esther 5:4

4 “If it pleases the king,” replied Esther, “let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him.”

Esther 5:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.
ESV
4 And Esther said, "If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king."
NLT
4 And Esther replied, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a banquet I have prepared for the king.”
MSG
4 "If it please the king," said Esther, "let the king come with Haman to a dinner I've prepared for him."
CSB
4 "If it pleases the king," Esther replied, "may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them."

Esther 5:4 Meaning and Commentary

Esther 5:4

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.

Esther 5:4 In-Context

2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.
3 Then the king asked, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you.”
4 “If it pleases the king,” replied Esther, “let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him.”
5 “Bring Haman at once,” the king said, “so that we may do what Esther asks.” So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared.
6 As they were drinking wine, the king again asked Esther, “Now what is your petition? It will be given you. And what is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.”