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petition . . . request. See note on Esther 5:6 .
kingdom. See note on Esther 5:3 .
my life = my soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . Life put before petition, and her People put before her request.
are = have been.
sold. Implying that a bargain had been made.
destroyed . . . slain . . . perish. Note the Figure of speech Synonymia ( App-6 ), to emphasize the urgency of her petition. Compare Esther 3:13 .
perish. See note on Esther 3:13 .
countervail = make good, or compensate.
answered and said. Note the idiom = threatened and said. See note on Deuteronomy 1:41 .
WHO IS HE, AND WHERE IS HE . . . ? This is the fifth Acrostic, which gives (not Jehovah but) the Divine Name "I AM" of Exodus 3:14 . See App-60 .
HE. Note the emphatic repetition of this pronoun.
life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
THAT THERE WAS EVIL DETERMINED AGAINST HIM. This is the fourth, and last, of the four acrostics exhibiting the name Jehovah in this book. See App-60 .
the king. Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis , the verse beginning and ending with the same word, marking and emphasizing its importance.
bed = couch.
Will he force . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.
gallows. See note on Esther 5:14 .
they hanged Hainan. See note on "Benjamite" (Esther 2:5 ).
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Esther 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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