King James Version
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
Darby Bible Translation
For how shall I endure to see the evil that shall befall my people? and how shall I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
World English Bible
For how can I endure to see the evil that would come to my people? How can I endure to see the destruction of my relatives?"
Young's Literal Translation
for how do I endure when I have looked on the evil that doth find my people? and how do I endure when I have looked on the destruction of my kindred?'
Esther 8:6 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
endure...: Heb. be able that I may see
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?Esther 8:6 Parallel Commentaries
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They shall see God. Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God. 1 In this life; that is, spiritually by the eye of faith. Faith sees God's glorious attributes in the glass of his Word. Faith beholds him showing forth himself through the lattice of his ordinances. Thus Moses saw him who was invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Believers see God's glory as it were …
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For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.
Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)
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