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Esther 4 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - Now when Mordekhai knew all that was done, Mordekhai tore his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:2 - and he came even before the king's gate: for none might enter within the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - In every province, wherever the king's mitzvah and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Yehudim, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - Ester's maidens and her chamberlains came and told it her; and the queen was exceedingly grieved: and she sent clothing to clothe Mordekhai, and to take his sackcloth from off him; but he didn't receive it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:5 - Then called Ester for Hatakh, one of the king's chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend on her, and charged him to go to Mordekhai, to know what this was, and why it was.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:6 - So Hatakh went forth to Mordekhai to the broad place of the city, which was before the king's gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:7 - Mordekhai told him of all that had happened to him, and the exact sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the Yehudim, to destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to show it to Ester, and to declare it to her, and to charge her that she should go in to the king, to make supplication to him, and to make request before him, for her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:9 - Hatakh came and told Ester the words of Mordekhai.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:10 - Then Ester spoke to Hatakh, and gave him a message to Mordekhai saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:11 - All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, do know, that whoever, whether man or woman, shall come to the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king shall hold out the golden scepter, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:12 - They told to Mordekhai Ester's words.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:14 - 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?

Esther Plans to Intercede

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:15 - Then Ester bade them return answer to Mordekhai,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:16 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:17 - So Mordekhai went his way, and did according to all that Ester had commanded him.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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