New Living Translation
The king said, "The money and the people are both yours to do with as you see fit."
King James Bible
And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as seems good to thee.
World English Bible
The king said to Haman, "The silver is given to you, the people also, to do with them as it seems good to you."
Young's Literal Translation
and the king saith to Haman, 'The silver is given to thee, and the people, to do with it as it is good in thine eyes.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:11 The silver - Keep it to thy own use; I accept the offer for the deed.
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
The king agreed, confirming his decision by removing his signet ring from his finger and giving it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.
So on April 17 the king's secretaries were summoned, and a decree was written exactly as Haman dictated. It was sent to the king's highest officers, the governors of the respective provinces, and the nobles of each province in their own scripts and languages. The decree was written in the name of King Xerxes and sealed with the king's signet ring.
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