ד וַיּוֹשֶׁט הַמֶּלֶךְ לְאֶסְתֵּר אֵת שַׁרְבִט הַזָּהָב וַתָּקָם אֶסְתֵּר וַתַּעֲמֹד לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ
4. And the king extended to Esther the golden scepter. And Esther arose and she stood before the king.
- According to M’nos HaLevi, Achashverosh’s act stands in contrast to before (Esther 5:2) where Achashverosh extends his scepter to give Esther permission to enter and extend forgiveness for her entering without being summoned.
- The Alshich writes that this was simply a sign that Achashverosh was pleased with Esther.
- The R’ Eliezer of Garmiza writes that this was his sign that Esther could rise and speak without fear.