Esther 4:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
he sent back this answer: "Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape.

King James Bible
Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

Darby Bible Translation
And Mordecai bade to answer Esther: Imagine not in thy heart that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.

World English Bible
Then Mordecai asked them return answer to Esther, "Don't think to yourself that you will escape in the king's house any more than all the Jews.

Young's Literal Translation
and Mordecai speaketh to send back unto Esther: 'Do not think in thy soul to be delivered in the house of the king, more than all the Jews,

Esther 4:13 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Think not - that thou shalt escape - This confirms the suspicion that Haman knew something of the relationship between Mordecai and Esther; and therefore he gives her to understand that, although in the king's palace, she should no more escape than the Jews.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Think not.

Proverbs 24:10-12 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small...

Matthew 16:24,25 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me...

John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.

Library
Mordecai and Esther
'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?'--ESTHER iv. 14. All Christians are agreed in holding the principles which underlie our missionary operations. They all believe that the world is a fallen world, that without Christ the fallen world is a lost world, that the preaching
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Meditations for Household Piety.
1. If thou be called to the government of a family, thou must not hold it sufficient to serve God and live uprightly in thy own person, unless thou cause all under thy charge to do the same with thee. For the performance of this duty God was so well pleased with Abraham, that he would not hide from him his counsel: "For," saith God, "I know him that he will command his sons and his household after him that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
(Galilee on the Same Day as the Last Section.) ^A Matt. XII. 38-45; ^C Luke XI. 24-36. ^c 29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, ^a 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. [Having been severely rebuked by Jesus, it is likely that the scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign that they might appear to the multitude more fair-minded and open to conviction than Jesus had represented them to be. Jesus had just wrought
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Esther
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Esther 4:12
When Esther's words were reported to Mordecai,

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 family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"

Jump to Previous
Alone Bade Commanded Escape Esther Fate Heart House Idea Imagine Jews King's Mordecai Mor'decai Palace Safe Soul Speaketh Think Thyself
Jump to Next
Alone Bade Commanded Escape Esther Fate Heart House Idea Imagine Jews King's Mordecai Mor'decai Palace Safe Soul Speaketh Think Thyself
Links
Esther 4:13 NIV
Esther 4:13 NLT
Esther 4:13 ESV
Esther 4:13 NASB
Esther 4:13 KJV

Esther 4:13 Bible Apps
Esther 4:13 Biblia Paralela
Esther 4:13 Chinese Bible
Esther 4:13 French Bible
Esther 4:13 German Bible

Esther 4:13 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Esther 4:12
Top of Page
Top of Page