The Word of God - Esther 4 (WEB)


The Bible Toolbox
More Great tools click on picture

 Enter a reference to look-up here (help)

Or choose a chapter: Main   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Verse:
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17


1 Now when Mordecai knew all that was done, Mordecai 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; 2 and he came even before the kingís gate: for none might enter within the kingís gate clothed with sackcloth. 3 In every province, wherever the kingís 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. 4 Estherís maidens and her chamberlains came and told it her; and the queen was exceedingly grieved: and she sent clothing to clothe Mordecai, and to take his sackcloth from off him; but he didnít receive it. 5 Then called Esther for Hathach, one of the kingís chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend on her, and charged him to go to Mordecai, to know what this was, and why it was. 6 So Hathach went forth to Mordecai to the broad place of the city, which was before the kingís gate. 7 Mordecai told him of all that had happened to him, and the exact sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the kingís treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them. 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 Esther, 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. 9 Hathach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai. 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a message to Mordecai saying: 11 All the kingís servants, and the people of the kingís 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. 12 They told to Mordecai Estherís words. 13 Then Mordecai bade them return answer to Esther, Donít think to yourself that you shall escape in the kingís house, more than all the Jews. 14 For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then will relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but you and your fatherís house will perish: and who knows whether you havenít come to the kingdom for such a time as this? 15 Then Esther bade them return answer to Mordecai, 16 Go, gather together all the Jews 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. 17 So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.



World English Bible - Public Domain

Other Versions
- NIV
- BBE
- NASV
- NKJV
- Multiple
- more

Commentaries
-
WWSB
- MHCC
- JFB
- more

Other Books of the Bible
Old Testament Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalms
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Songs
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

New Testament Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thess
2 Thess
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation

 


Other Chapters: Main
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Since the WEB is still undergoing translation and the Internet is not wholly accurate please double check all references with a published copy at home. Report all errors with specific details to web@authenticwalk.com


Tool developed and sponsored by "The Bible Toolbox"
For technical support or to add this program to your page go to "freescripts"
For more information on the WEB Bible http://ebible.org/bible/web/