8:3 Then Esther again spoke with the king, falling at his feet. She wept and begged him for mercy, that he might nullify the evil of Haman the Agagite which he had intended against the Jews. 1
1 sn As in 7:4 Esther avoids implicating the king in this plot. Instead Haman is given sole responsibility for the plan to destroy the Jews.
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the king) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Haman) has been specified in the translation for clarity.