Esther 4:15

“Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Esther 4:15

Then Esther bade them returne Mordecai this answere:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Esther told {them} to reply to Mordecai,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Esther bade them return answer unto Mordecai,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Esther sent them back to Mordecai with this answer:
- Basic English Bible

And Esther bade to answer Mordecai:
- Darby Bible

Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,
- Webster's Bible

Then Esther asked them to answer Mordecai,
- World English Bible

And Esther speaketh to send back unto Mordecai:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Esther bade them return answer unto Mordecai:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Esther 4:15

Wesley's Notes for Esther 4:15

4:14 From another place - This was the language of strong faith, against hope believing in hope. Who knoweth - It is probable God hath raised thee to this honour for this very season. We should every one of us consider, for what end God has put us in the place where we are? And when an opportunity offers of serving God and our generation, we must take care not to let it slip.

4:16 Fast - And pray; so as you use to do, leave off your common dinners by day, and suppers at night, and eat and drink no more than mere necessity requires; that so you may give yourselves to constant and fervent prayers. Maidens - Which she had chosen to attend upon her person, and were doubtless either of the Jewish nation, or Proselytes. Which is not, &c. - Which may belong, either to the thing only, that as they did fast, so she would. Or, rather, to the time of three days and three nights; for so she might do, though she went to the king on the third day. For the fast began at evening, and so she might continue her fast three whole nights, and two whole days, and the greatest part of the third; a part of a day being reputed a day in the account of scripture, and other authors: of which see on #Matt 12:40|. Yea, she might fast all that day too: for it is probable she went not to the king 'till he had dined; when she supposed she might find him in the most mild and pleasant humour, and then returned to her apartment, where she fasted 'till the evening.

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