Parallel Bible results for Esther 4:9-17

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Esther 4:9-17

RSV 9 And Hathach went and told Esther what Mor'decai had said. NIV 9 Hathach went back and reported to Esther what Mordecai had said. RSV 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and gave him a message for Mor'decai, saying, NIV 10 Then she instructed him to say to Mordecai, RSV 11 "All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being called, there is but one law; all alike are to be put to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter that he may live. And I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days." NIV 11 "All the king's officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that he be put to death. The only exception to this is for the king to extend the gold scepter to him and spare his life. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king." RSV 12 And they told Mor'decai what Esther had said. NIV 12 When Esther's words were reported to Mordecai, RSV 13 Then Mor'decai told them to return answer to Esther, "Think not that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. NIV 13 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. RSV 14 For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" NIV 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 royal position for such a time as this?" RSV 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mor'decai, NIV 15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: RSV 16 "Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish." NIV 16 "Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish." RSV 17 Mor'decai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him. NIV 17 So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther's instructions.