Esther 4:15
New International Version
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

New Living Translation
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

English Standard Version
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

Berean Study Bible
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

New American Standard Bible
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

King James Bible
Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,

Christian Standard Bible
Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

Contemporary English Version
Esther sent a message to Mordecai, saying,

Good News Translation
Esther sent Mordecai this reply:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: "

International Standard Version
Then Esther replied to Mordecai,

NET Bible
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

New Heart English Bible
Then Esther asked them to answer Mordecai,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Esther sent this reply back to Mordecai,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Esther bade them return answer unto Mordecai:

New American Standard 1977
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Esther told them to return Mordecai this answer,

King James 2000 Bible
Then Esther told them to return Mordecai this answer,

American King James Version
Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,

American Standard Version
Then Esther bade them return answer unto Mordecai,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Esther sent the man that came to her to Mardochaeus, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again Esther sent to Mardochai in these words:

Darby Bible Translation
And Esther bade to answer Mordecai:

English Revised Version
Then Esther bade them return answer unto Mordecai,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,

World English Bible
Then Esther asked them to answer Mordecai,

Young's Literal Translation
And Esther speaketh to send back unto Mordecai:
Study Bible
Mordecai Appeals to Esther
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 but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16“Go and assemble all the Jews who can be found in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink day or night for three days, and I and my maidens will fast as you do. After that, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”…
Cross References
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 but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

Esther 4:16
"Go and assemble all the Jews who can be found in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink day or night for three days, and I and my maidens will fast as you do. After that, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish."

Daniel 2:18
urging them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be killed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,







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Then Esther
אֶסְתֵּ֖ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

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

this reply
וַתֹּ֥אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

Mordecai:
מָרְדֳּכָֽי׃ (mā·rə·do·ḵāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther
Verse 15. - Fast ye for me. Fasting for another is fasting to obtain God's blessing on that other, and is naturally accompanied with earnest prayer to God for the person who is the object of the fast. Thus here again the thought of God underlies the narrative. It has been supposed that Esther could not have meant an absolute fast - complete abstinence from both food and drink - for so long a period as three days; but Oriental abstemiousness would not be very severely taxed by a fast of this length. The time intended - from the evening of the first to the morning of the third day - need not have much exceeded thirty-six hours. I also and my maidens will fast likewise. "Likewise" is to be taken here in its proper sense, as meaning "in like manner." We also will abstain both from meat and drink during the same Period. 4:5-17 We are prone to shrink from services that are attended with peril or loss. But when the cause of Christ and his people demand it, we must take up our cross, and follow him. When Christians are disposed to consult their own ease or safety, rather than the public good, they should be blamed. The law was express, all knew it. It is not thus in the court of the King of kings: to the footstool of his throne of grace we may always come boldly, and may be sure of an answer of peace to the prayer of faith. We are welcome, even into the holiest, through the blood of Jesus. Providence so ordered it, that, just then, the king's affections had cooled toward Esther; her faith and courage thereby were the more tried; and God's goodness in the favour she now found with the king, thereby shone the brighter. Haman no doubt did what he could to set the king against her. Mordecai suggests, that it was a cause which, one way or other, would certainly be carried, and which therefore she might safely venture in. This was the language of strong faith, which staggered not at the promise when the danger was most threatening, but against hope believed in hope. He that by sinful devices will save his life, and will not trust God with it in the way of duty, shall lose it in the way of sin. Divine Providence had regard to this matter, in bringing Esther to be queen. Therefore thou art bound in gratitude to do this service for God and his church, else thou dost not answer the end of thy being raised up. There is wise counsel and design in all the providences of God, which will prove that they are all intended for the good of the church. We should, every one, consider for what end God has put us in the place where we are, and study to answer that end: and take care that we do not let it slip. Having solemnly commended our souls and our cause to God, we may venture upon his service. All dangers are trifling compared with the danger of losing our souls. But the trembling sinner is often as much afraid of casting himself, without reserve, upon the Lord's free mercy, as Esther was of coming before the king. Let him venture, as she did, with earnest prayer and supplication, and he shall fare as well and better than she did. The cause of God must prevail: we are safe in being united to it.
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