They relatedEsther'swords to Mordecai.
Then Mordecaitold them to reply to Esther, "Do not imagine that you in the king'spalace can escape any morethanall the Jews.
"For if you remainsilent at thistime, relief and 1deliverance will arise for the Jews from anotherplace and you and your father'shouse will perish. And whoknowswhether you have not attainedroyalty for such a time as this?"
Then Esthertold them to reply to Mordecai,
16"Go, assembleall the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; 2do not eat or drink for 3threedays, night or day. I and my maidensalso will fast in the sameway. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish."