Esther 4:3

“And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And in euery prouince, whithersoeuer the kings commaundement, and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Iewes, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing, and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing; and many lay on sackcloth and ashes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in every part of the kingdom, wherever the king's word and his order came, there was great sorrow among the Jews, and weeping and crying and going without food; and numbers of them were stretched on the earth covered with dust and haircloth.
- Basic English Bible

And in every province, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing: many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
- Darby Bible

And in every province whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
- Webster's Bible

In every province, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
- World English Bible

And in every province and province, the place where the word of the king, even his law, is coming, a great mourning have the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and lamenting: sackcloth and ashes are spread for many.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Esther 4

  • Queen
    Esther Was a Courageous woman of God! She had No doubt what our God can do! Sadly to say many dont believe or have the Faith to Be Strong, because they dont know God's WORD! GOD gives favor! She fasted and Prayed and God Answered! Its not being taught from the pulpit, People are not being discipled...Joshua said several time "Be Courageous..."
  • Kurt
    We have a commandment to stand up, like Ester, for our persecuted family of believers. Go on missions to poor countries, helping Christians. May the USA again, be one nation under God, ready to cease evil slaughter of Christians. What shall God think and do if we stand idle as our brothers die? May God unite our country under his guidance, Amen. Kurt.
  • Edith chingorom.
    Esther 4. Was a Challenges to me and all Christian woman in taking decision . We should not give up when challenges come on our way.
  • Cynthia Johnson
    She was a good woman ad a fight woman and she was determine to do what she need to do for her husband .She was not afraid but she knew what could have happen to her but she say I still going to fight her battle .Esther going to stand up for the man that helps her do good
  • Linda
    Esther was a strong woman obedience to God and her people I think she had no choice but to save the people
  • Anne
    Esther was willing to sacrifice herself to save her people (God's chosen people, the Jews).

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