Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As they drank their wine at the banquet, the king said to Esther, “ What is your petition, for it shall be granted to you. And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be done.”
And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to
half of my kingdom.”
so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.