Esther 2:10

10 Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.

Read Esther 2:10 Using Other Translations

Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.
Esther had not made known her people or kindred, for Mordecai had commanded her not to make it known.
Esther had not told anyone of her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had directed her not to do so.

What does Esther 2:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 2:10

Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred
What nation or family she was of; it not being asked, she was under no obligation to declare it; and being born in Shushan, as very probable, she was taken to be a Persian:

for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it;
lest she should be despised and ill treated on that account; fearing, if the king knew it, he would not marry her, as Aben Ezra; or rather, as the same writer thinks, that she might keep the law of God privately, observe the sabbath

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