And the king said again to Esther on the second day, at the
banquet of wine
This was the third time he put the following question to her, being very desirous of knowing what she had to ask of him; and it was of God that this was kept upon his mind, and he was moved to solicit her petition, or otherwise it would not have been so easy for her to have introduced it:
what is thy petition, Queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and
what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of
see ( Esther 5:3 Esther 5:6 ) .