Esther 4:12-17 MSG

12 When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had said,
13 Mordecai sent her this message: "Don't think that just because you live in the king's house you're the one Jew who will get out of this alive.
14 If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this."
15 Esther sent back her answer to Mordecai:
16 "Go and get all the Jews living in Susa together. Fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, either day or night. I and my maids will fast with you. If you will do this, I'll go to the king, even though it's forbidden. If I die, I die."
17 Mordecai left and carried out Esther's instructions.