New Living Translation
For how can I endure to see my people and my family slaughtered and destroyed?"
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?'
Esther 8:6 Parallel
CommentaryEsther 8:6 Parallel Commentaries
For my people and I have been sold to those who would kill, slaughter, and annihilate us. If we had merely been sold as slaves, I could remain quiet, for that would be too trivial a matter to warrant disturbing the king."
So on March 7 the two decrees of the king were put into effect. On that day, the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but quite the opposite happened. It was the Jews who overpowered their enemies.
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