2:9 This young woman pleased him, 1 and she found favor with him. He quickly provided her with her cosmetics and her rations; he also provided her with the seven specially chosen 2 young women who were from the palace. He then transferred her and her young women to the best quarters in the harem. 3
2:13 the woman would go to the king in the following way: Whatever she asked for would be provided for her to take with her from the harem to the royal palace.
1 tn Heb “was good in his eyes”; NLT “Hegai was very impressed with Esther.”
2 tn Heb “being looked at (with favor).”
3 tn Heb “of the house of the women” (so KJV, ASV). So also in vv. 11, 13, 14.