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:

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

New King James Version
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai:

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

NASB 1995
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

NASB 1977
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

Amplified Bible
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

Christian Standard Bible
Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Esthir said: “Say to Murdacai:

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

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

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

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

Good News Translation
Esther sent Mordecai this reply:

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

International Standard Version
Then Esther replied to Mordecai,

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

Literal Standard Version
And Esther commands to send back to Mordecai:

NET Bible
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:

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

World English Bible
Then Esther asked them to answer Mordecai,

Young's Literal Translation
And Esther speaketh to send back unto Mordecai:

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 if perhaps 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 for three days, night or day, 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 if perhaps 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 for three days, night or day, 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,









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

sent
לְהָשִׁ֥יב (lə·hā·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 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 559: To utter, say

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

Mordecai:
מָרְדֳּכָֽי׃ (mā·rə·do·ḵāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther


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