Esther 4:8
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English Standard Version
Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her and command her to go to the king to beg his favor and plead with him on behalf of her people.

King James Bible
Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people.

American Standard Version
Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to show it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him, for her people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He gave him also a copy of the edict which was hanging up in Susan, that he should shew it to the queen, and admonish her to go in to the king, and to en- treat him for her people.

English Revised Version
Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her; and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him, for her people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to show it to Esther, and to declare it to her, and to charge her that she should go in to the king, to make supplication to him, and to make request before him for her people.

Esther 4:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And came even before the king's gate, i.e., according to Esther 4:6, the open space before the entrance to the royal palace; for none might enter wearing mourning. לבוא אין, there is no entering, i.e., none may enter; comp. Ewald, 321, c.

Esther 4:8 Parallel Commentaries

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the copy.

Esther 3:14,15 The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published to all people...

to charge.

Esther 2:20 Esther had not yet showed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai...

1 Timothy 6:13,17 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

to make supplication.

Job 9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Proverbs 16:14,15 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it...

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and...

request.

Esther 7:3,4 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king...

Esther 8:6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Nehemiah 2:3-5 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city...

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.

Cross References
Esther 3:14
A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province by proclamation to all the peoples to be ready for that day.

Esther 4:9
And Hathach went and told Esther what Mordecai had said.

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