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Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.
King James Bible
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew 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.
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;
Esther 2:10 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Esther had not showed her people - This might have prejudiced her with the king; for it was certainly no credit at the Persian court to be a Jew; and we shall find from the sequel that those who were in the Persian dominions were far from being reputable, or in a safe state. Besides, had her lineage been known, envy might have prevented her from ever having access to the king.
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Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for slaves and bondwomen...
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Esther 2:7,20 And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother...
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
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Esther 2:11 Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.
Esther 2:20 But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai's instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.