Esther 8:4

4 Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,

Esther 8:4 Meaning and Commentary

Esther 8:4

Then the king held out the golden sceptre towards Esther
As a token that she had not incurred his displeasure by coming into his presence without leave, and that she was admitted to speak and make her request; see ( Esther 5:3 )

so Esther arose and stood before the king;
she rose from the ground on which she lay prostrate, and stood upon her feet, in an humble manner, to make her speech, and present her petition to the king.

Esther 8:4 In-Context

2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.
3 And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.
4 Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,
5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces:
6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?