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For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?"
King James Bible
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
American Standard Version
for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
Young's Literal Translation
for how do I endure when I have looked on the evil that doth find my people? and how do I endure when I have looked on the destruction of my kindred?'
Esther 8:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To see the destruction of my kindred? - She had now informed the king that she was cousin to Mordecai, and consequently a Jewess; and though her own life and that of Mordecai were no longer in danger, Haman being dead, yet the decree that had gone forth was in full force against the Jews; and if not repealed, their destruction would be inevitable.
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Genesis 44:34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard...
Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears...
Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...
Romans 9:2,3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart...
Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
endure to see. Heb. be able that I may see. the evil.
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...
Nehemiah 2:3 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city...
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Esther 7:4 For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king."
Esther 9:1 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.