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17 And the king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she met with his loving approval[a] more than all the other young women.[b] So he placed the royal high turban on her head and appointed her queen[c] in place of Vashti.

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  1. Esther 2:17 tn Heb “grace and loyal love.” The expression is probably a hendiadys.
  2. Esther 2:17 tc The LXX does not include the words “more than all the other young women.”
  3. Esther 2:17 tn Heb “caused her to rule.”

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