New International Version
For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?"
King James Bible
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?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To see the destruction of my kindred? - She had now informed the king that she was cousin to Mordecai, and consequently a Jewess; and though her own life and that of Mordecai were no longer in danger, Haman being dead, yet the decree that had gone forth was in full force against the Jews; and if not repealed, their destruction would be inevitable.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
endure to see. Heb. be able that I may see. the evil.
LibraryThe Net Broken
'And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews. 4. Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king, 5. And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king."
On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.
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