“Bring Haman at once,” the king said, “so that we may do what Esther asks.”

So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared. As they were drinking wine,(A) the king again asked Esther, “Now what is your petition? It will be given you. And what is your request? Even up to half the kingdom,(B) it will be granted.”(C)

Esther replied, “My petition and my request is this: If the king regards me with favor(D) and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet(E) I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king’s question.”

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