Esther’s Request to the King

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes(A) and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s(B) hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance.

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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.(A)

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Then the king extended the gold scepter(A) to Esther and she arose and stood before him.

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The scepter(A) of the wicked will not remain(B)
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.(C)

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