Esther 4:13
New International Version
he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.

New Living Translation
Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed.

English Standard Version
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews.

Berean Study Bible
he sent back to her this reply: “Do not imagine that because you are in the king’s palace you alone will escape the fate of all the Jews.

King James Bible
Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

New King James Version
And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews.

New American Standard Bible
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the other Jews.

NASB 1995
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews.

NASB 1977
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews.

Amplified Bible
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews.

Christian Standard Bible
Mordecai told the messenger to reply to Esther, “Don’t think that you will escape the fate of all the Jews because you are in the king’s palace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mordecai told the messenger to reply to Esther, “Don’t think that you will escape the fate of all the Jews because you are in the king’s palace.

American Standard Version
Then Mordecai bade them return answer unto Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Murdacai said: “Say to Esthir, do not think in your soul that when in the house of the King you will escape, you of all the Jews!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Mardochaeus said to Achrathaeus, Go, and say to her, Esther, say not to thyself that thou alone wilt escape in the kingdom, more than all the other Jews.

Contemporary English Version
he sent back this reply, "Don't think that you will escape being killed with the rest of the Jews, just because you live in the king's palace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent word to Esther again, saying: Think not that thou mayst save thy life only, because thou art in the king a house, more than all the Jews:

English Revised Version
Then Mordecai bade them return answer unto Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Good News Translation
he sent her this warning: "Don't imagine that you are safer than any other Jew just because you are in the royal palace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mordecai sent this answer back to Esther, "Do not imagine that just because you are in the king's palace you will be any safer than all the rest of the Jews.

International Standard Version
Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, "Don't suppose that because you are in the palace, you will escape any more than the other Jewish people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Mordecai bade them to return answer unto Esther: 'Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Literal Standard Version
and Mordecai commands to send back to Esther: “Do not think in your soul to be delivered [in] the house of the king, more than all the Jews,

NET Bible
he said to take back this answer to Esther:

New Heart English Bible
Then Mordecai asked them return answer to Esther, "Do not think to yourself that you will escape in the king's house any more than all the Jews.

World English Bible
Then Mordecai asked them return answer to Esther, "Don't think to yourself that you will escape in the king's house any more than all the Jews.

Young's Literal Translation
and Mordecai speaketh to send back unto Esther: 'Do not think in thy soul to be delivered in the house of the king, more than all the Jews,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Mordecai Appeals to Esther
12When Esther’s words were relayed to Mordecai, 13he sent back to her this reply: “Do not imagine that because you are in the king’s palace you alone will escape the fate of all the Jews. 14For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows if perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”…

Cross References
Esther 4:12
When Esther's words were relayed to Mordecai,

Esther 4:14
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows if perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"


Treasury of Scripture

Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with yourself that you shall escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Think not.

Proverbs 24:10-12
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small…

Matthew 16:24,25
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me…

John 12:25
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.









Verse 13. - Think not with thyself. Literally, "imagine not in thy mind." That thou shalt escape in the king's house. i.e. "that being an inmate of the palace will be any protection to thee ;" it will be no protection - you will no more escape than any other Jew.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
he
מָרְדֳּכַ֖י (mā·rə·do·ḵay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther

sent back
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

[her]
אֶסְתֵּ֑ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

this reply:
לְהָשִׁ֣יב (lə·hā·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

imagine
תְּדַמִּ֣י (tə·ḏam·mî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

that because you are
בְנַפְשֵׁ֔ךְ (ḇə·nap̄·šêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

in the king's
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

palace
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

you alone will escape
לְהִמָּלֵ֥ט (lə·him·mā·lêṭ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

the fate of all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the Jews.
הַיְּהוּדִֽים׃ (hay·yə·hū·ḏîm)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3064: Jews -- Jewish


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