Esther 4:14
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English Standard Version
For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

King James Bible
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

American Standard Version
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then will relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father's house will perish: and who knoweth whether thou art not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if thou wilt now hold thy peace, the Jews shall be delivered by some other occasion: and thou, and thy father's house shall perish. And who knoweth whether thou art not therefore come to the kingdom, that thou mightest be ready in such a time as this?

English Revised Version
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father's house shall perish: and who knoweth whether thou art not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Webster's Bible Translation
For if thou shalt altogether hold thy peace at this time, then will there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house will be destroyed: and who knoweth, whether thou hast come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Mordochai also gave Hatach a copy of the decree published in Susa (בּשׁוּשׁן נתּן, like Esther 3:15) to show it to the queen. The להּ וּלהגּיד following is more correctly drawn towards the subsequent וּלצוּות, as by Bertheau, than connected according to the accentuation with what precedes. Before this infinitive must be supplied from the context, especially from Esther 4:7 : and Mordochai commissioned him or told him (Hatach): to declare unto her and to command her (Esther) to go in unto the king, to entreat him and to make request before him for her people. על בּקּשׁ, to beg, to make request for something, like Ezra 8:23, and Esther 7:7. עמּהּ על, concerning her people, i.e., in this connection: for them.

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then shall.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Numbers 23:22-24 God brought them out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of an unicorn...

Deuteronomy 32:26,27,36 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men...

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it has pleased the LORD to make you his people.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with you, said the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you...

Jeremiah 33:24-26 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off...

Jeremiah 46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, said the LORD: for I am with you...

Amos 9:8,9 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth...

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

enlargement. Heb. respiration.

Ezra 9:9 For we were slaves; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia...

Job 9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.

but thou.

Esther 2:7,15 And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother...

Judges 14:15-18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said to Samson's wife, Entice your husband, that he may declare to us the riddle...

Judges 15:6 Then the Philistines said, Who has done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife...

whether.

Genesis 45:4-8 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother...

Isaiah 45:1-5 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him...

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers...

Acts 7:20-25 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months...

for such a time.

1 Samuel 17:29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

2 Kings 19:3 And they said to him, Thus said Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy...

Nehemiah 6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life?...

The fact related in this verse was unquestionably the reason why Esther was raised to regal honours, by the overruling providence of God: she was therefore bound in gratitude to do this service for God, else she would not have answered the end of her elevation: and she need not fear the miscarriage of the enterprise, for if God designed her for it, he would surely bear her through and give success. It appeared by the event that Mordecai spoke prophetically, when he modestly conjectured that Esther came to the kingdom that she might be the instrument of the Jews' deliverance. Mordecai thoroughly believed that it was a cause which one way or other would certainly be carried, and which, therefore, she might safely venture upon. Instruments might fail, but God's covenant cannot. There is a wise design in all the providences of God, which is unknown to us till it is accomplished; but it will prove in the issue that all is intended for and centre in the good of those who trust in Him.

Cross References
Leviticus 26:42
then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.

2 Kings 13:5
(Therefore the LORD gave Israel a savior, so that they escaped from the hand of the Syrians, and the people of Israel lived in their homes as formerly.

Esther 4:13
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.

Esther 4:15
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

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