Esther 2:10
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New International Version
Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.

New Living Translation
Esther had not told anyone of her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had directed her not to do so.

English Standard Version
Esther had not made known her people or kindred, for Mordecai had commanded her not to make it known.

New American Standard Bible
Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known.

King James Bible
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Esther did not reveal her ethnic background or her birthplace, because Mordecai had ordered her not to.

International Standard Version
Esther did not make known her people or heritage because Mordecai had instructed her not to make it known.

NET Bible
Now Esther had not disclosed her people or her lineage, for Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.

New Heart English Bible
Esther had not made known her people nor her relatives, because Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make it known.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Esther did not reveal her nationality or her family background, because Mordecai had ordered her not to.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Esther had not made known her people nor her kindred; for Mordecai had charged her that she should not tell it.

New American Standard 1977
Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Esther had not declared her people nor her birth, for Mordecai had charged her that she should not declare it.

King James 2000 Bible
Esther had not revealed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it.

American King James Version
Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it.

American Standard Version
Esther had not made known her people nor her kindred; for Mordecai had charged her that she should not make it known.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she would not tell him her people nor her country. For Mardochai had charged her to say nothing at all of that:

Darby Bible Translation
Esther had not made known her people nor her birth; for Mordecai had charged her that she should not make it known.

English Revised Version
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it.

World English Bible
Esther had not made known her people nor her relatives, because Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make it known.

Young's Literal Translation
Esther hath not declared her people, and her kindred, for Mordecai hath laid a charge on her that she doth not declare it;
Study Bible
Esther Finds Favor
9Now the young lady pleased him and found favor with him. So he quickly provided her with her cosmetics and food, gave her seven choice maids from the king's palace and transferred her and her maids to the best place in the harem. 10Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known. 11Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.…
Cross References
Esther 2:11
Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.

Esther 2:20
Esther had not yet made known her kindred or her people, even as Mordecai had commanded her; for Esther did what Mordecai told her as she had done when under his care.
Treasury of Scripture

Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it.

had not shewed.

Esther 3:8 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus…

Esther 4:13,14 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with yourself …

Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and …

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you …

for Mordecai.

Esther 2:7,20 And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: …

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

(10) Esther had not shewed . . .--From the hope on Mordecai's part that she might pass for a native Persian, and that her Jewish birth should be no hindrance to her advancement. The king does not learn his wife's nation till some time afterwards (Esther 7:4).

Verse 10. - Esther had not showed her people. To have confessed that she was a Jewess would probably have roused a prejudice against her, or at any rate have prevented her from being received with special favour. Mordecai, knowing this, had instructed her to say nothing to Hegel on the subject, and no one else, it would seem, had enlightened him. Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred,.... What nation or family she was of; it not being asked, she was under no obligation to declare it; and being born in Shushan, as very probable, she was taken to be a Persian:

for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it; lest she should be despised and ill treated on that account; fearing, if the king knew it, he would not marry her, as Aben Ezra; or rather, as the same writer thinks, that she might keep the law of God privately, observe the sabbath, &c. 2:1-20 We see to what absurd practices those came, who were destitute of Divine revelation, and what need there was of the gospel of Christ, to purify men from the lusts of the flesh, and to bring them back to the original institution of marriage. Esther was preferred as queen. Those who suggest that Esther committed sin to come at this dignity, do not consider the custom of those times and countries. Every one that the king took was married to him, and was his wife, though of a lower rank. But how low is human nature sunk, when such as these are the leading pursuits and highest worldly happiness of men! Disappointment and vexation must follow; and he most wisely consults his enjoyment, even in this present life, who most exactly obeys the precepts of the Divine law. But let us turn to consider the wise and merciful providence of God, carrying on his deep but holy designs in the midst of all this. And let no change in our condition be a pretext for forgetting our duties to parents, or the friends who have stood in their place.
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