Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.
Esther had not yet made known her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.
1 Timothy 6:13
I charge thee in the sight of God, who giveth life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession;
To make supplication
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences.
Now he was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: and they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the king's country.
Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favor in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:
for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
And I said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers'sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever he will.
then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.