12 They told to Mordekhai Ester's words.
13 Then Mordekhai bade them return answer to Ester, Don't think to yourself that you shall escape in the king's house, more than all the Yehudim.
14 For if you altogether hold your shalom at this time, then will relief and deliverance arise to the Yehudim from another place, but you and your father's house will perish: and who knows whether you haven't come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
15 Then Ester bade them return answer to Mordekhai,
16 Go, gather together all the Yehudim who are present in Shushan, and fast you for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast in like manner; and so will I go in to the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.