Esther 4:12-17

12 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai,
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.
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 your royal position for such a time as this?”
15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:
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 attendants 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.”
17 So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther’s instructions.

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Cross References 6

  • 1. Job 34:29; Psalms 28:1; Psalms 35:22; Ecclesiastes 3:7; Isaiah 42:14; Isaiah 57:11; Isaiah 62:1; Isaiah 64:12; Amos 5:13
  • 2. Esther 9:16,22
  • 3. S Genesis 45:7; S Deuteronomy 28:29
  • 4. S Genesis 50:20
  • 5. S 2 Chronicles 20:3; Esther 9:31
  • 6. S Genesis 43:14
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