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Esther 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - And Mordecai hath known all that hath been done, and Mordecai rendeth his garments, and putteth on sackcloth and ashes, and goeth forth into the midst of the city and crieth -- a cry loud and bitter,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:2 - and he cometh in unto the front of the gate of the king, but none is to come in unto the gate of the king with a sackcloth-garment.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - And young women of Esther come in and her eunuchs, and declare it to her, and the queen is exceedingly pained, and sendeth garments to clothe Mordecai, and to turn aside his sackcloth from off him, and he hath not received them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:5 - And Esther calleth to Hatach, of the eunuchs of the king, whom he hath stationed before her, and giveth him a charge for Mordecai, to know what this is, and wherefore this is.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:6 - And Hatach goeth out unto Mordecai, unto a broad place of the city, that is before the gate of the king,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:7 - and Mordecai declareth to him all that hath met him, and the explanation of the money that Haman said to weigh to the treasuries of the king for the Jews, to destroy them,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - and the copy of the writing of the law that had been given in Shushan to destroy them he hath given to him, to shew Esther, and to declare it to her, and to lay a charge on her to go in unto the king, to make supplication to him, and to seek from before him, for her people.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:9 - And Hatach cometh in and declareth to Esther the words of Mordecai,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:10 - and Esther speaketh to Hatach, and chargeth him for Mordecai:

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:11 - 'All servants of the king, and people of the provinces of the king, do know that any man and woman, who cometh in unto the king, unto the inner court, who is not called -- one law of his is to put them to death, apart from him to whom the king holdeth out the golden sceptre, then he hath lived; and I -- I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.'

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:12 - And they declare to Mordecai the words of Esther,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - and Mordecai speaketh to send back unto Esther: 'Do not think in thy soul to be delivered in the house of the king, more than all the Jews,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:14 - but if thou keep entirely silent at this time, respite and deliverance remaineth to the Jews from another place, and thou and the house of thy fathers are destroyed; and who knoweth whether for a time like this thou hast come to the kingdom?'

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:15 - And Esther speaketh to send back unto Mordecai:

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:16 - 'Go, gather all the Jews who are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and do not eat nor drink three days, by night and by day; also I and my young women do fast likewise, and so I go in unto the king, that is not according to law, and when I have perished -- I have perished.'

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:17 - And Mordecai passeth on, and doth according to all that Esther hath charged upon him.

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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

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