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Esther 9:12

12 The king said to Queen Esther, “The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman in the citadel of Susa. What have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces? Now what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? It will also be granted.”

Read Esther 9:12 Using Other Translations

And the king said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: or what is thy request further? and it shall be done.
And the king said to Queen Esther, "In Susa the citadel the Jews have killed and destroyed 500 men and also the ten sons of Haman. What then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! Now what is your wish? It shall be granted you. And what further is your request? It shall be fulfilled."
he called for Queen Esther. He said, “The Jews have killed 500 men in the fortress of Susa alone, as well as Haman’s ten sons. If they have done that here, what has happened in the rest of the provinces? But now, what more do you want? It will be granted to you; tell me and I will do it.”

What does Esther 9:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 9:12

And the king said unto Esther the queen
After the account had been brought in to him:

the Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the
palace;
the Targum adds, of the seed of Amalek:

and the ten sons of Haman:
which very probably were all he had; though the Targum, in ( Esther 9:14 ) , makes mention of seventy sons that Zeresh his wife fled with:

what have they done in the rest of the king's provinces?
that could not be said; but it might be concluded, that if so many were slain in Shushan, the number must be great in all the provinces:

now what is thy petition and it shall be granted thee:
or "what is thy request further? and it shall be done"; if this was not sufficient and satisfactory, whatever else she should ask for should be granted.

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