KJV EST4 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekEST3.htm EST5.htm
4:1 When Mordecai [H4782] perceived [H3045] all that was done [H6213] , Mordecai [H4782] rent [H7167] his clothes [H899] , and put on [H3847] sackcloth [H8242] with ashes [H665] , and went out [H3318] into the midst [H8432] of the city [H5892] , and cried [H2199] with a loud [H1419] and a bitter [H4751] cry [H2201] ;
4:2 And came [H935] even before [H6440] the king's [H4428] gate [H8179] : for none [might] enter [H935] into the king's [H4428] gate [H8179] clothed [H3830] with sackcloth [H8242] .
4:3 And in every province [H4082] , whithersoever [H4725] the king's [H4428] commandment [H1697] and his decree [H1881] came [H5060] , [there was] great [H1419] mourning [H60] among the Jews [H3064] , and fasting [H6685] , and weeping [H1065] , and wailing [H4553] ; and many [H7227] lay [H3331] in sackcloth [H8242] and ashes [H665] .(many: Heb. sackcloth and ashes were laid under many)
4:4 So Esther's [H635] maids [H5291] and her chamberlains [H5631] came [H935] and told [H5046] [it] her. Then was the queen [H4436] exceedingly [H3966] grieved [H2342] ; and she sent [H7971] raiment [H899] to clothe [H3847] Mordecai [H4782] , and to take away [H5493] his sackcloth [H8242] from him: but he received [H6901] [it] not.(chamberlains: Heb. eunuchs)
4:5 Then called [H7121] Esther [H635] for Hatach [H2047] , [one] of the king's [H4428] chamberlains [H5631] , whom he had appointed [H5975] to attend [H6440] upon her, and gave him a commandment [H6680] to Mordecai [H4782] , to know [H3045] what it [was], and why it [was].(appointed: Heb. set before her)
4:6 So Hatach [H2047] went forth [H3318] to Mordecai [H4782] unto the street [H7339] of the city [H5892] , which [was] before [H6440] the king's [H4428] gate [H8179] .
4:7 And Mordecai [H4782] told [H5046] him of all that had happened [H7136] unto him, and of the sum [H6575] of the money [H3701] that Haman [H2001] had promised [H559] to pay [H8254] to the king's [H4428] treasuries [H1595] for the Jews [H3064] , to destroy [H6] them.
4:8 Also he gave [H5414] him the copy [H6572] of the writing [H3791] of the decree [H1881] that was given [H5414] at Shushan [H7800] to destroy [H8045] them, to shew [H7200] [it] unto Esther [H635] , and to declare [H5046] [it] unto her, and to charge [H6680] her that she should go in [H935] unto the king [H4428] , to make supplication [H2603] unto him, and to make request [H1245] before [H6440] him for her people [H5971] .
4:9 And Hatach [H2047] came [H935] and told [H5046] Esther [H635] the words [H1697] of Mordecai [H4782] .
4:10 Again Esther [H635] spake [H559] unto Hatach [H2047] , and gave him commandment [H6680] unto Mordecai [H4782] ;
4:11 All the king's [H4428] servants [H5650] , and the people [H5971] of the king's [H4428] provinces [H4082] , do know [H3045] , that whosoever, whether man [H376] or woman [H802] , shall come [H935] unto the king [H4428] into the inner [H6442] court [H2691] , who is not called [H7121] , [there is] one [H259] law [H1881] of his to put [him] to death [H4191] , except [H905] such to whom the king [H4428] shall hold out [H3447] the golden [H2091] sceptre [H8275] , that he may live [H2421] : but I have not been called [H7121] to come in [H935] unto the king [H4428] these thirty [H7970] days [H3117] .
4:12 And they told [H5046] to Mordecai [H4782] Esther's [H635] words [H1697] .
4:13 Then Mordecai [H4782] commanded [H559] to answer [H7725] Esther [H635] , Think [H1819] not with thyself [H5315] that thou shalt escape [H4422] in the king's [H4428] house [H1004] , more than all the Jews [H3064] .
4:14 For if thou altogether [H2790] holdest thy peace [H2790] at this time [H6256] , [then] shall there enlargement [H7305] and deliverance [H2020] arise [H5975] to the Jews [H3064] from another [H312] place [H4725] ; but thou and thy father's [H1] house [H1004] shall be destroyed [H6] : and who knoweth [H3045] whether thou art come [H5060] to the kingdom [H4438] for [such] a time [H6256] as this?(enlargement: Heb. respiration)
4:15 Then Esther [H635] bade [H559] [them] return [H7725] Mordecai [H4782] [this answer],
4:16 Go [H3212] , gather together [H3664] all the Jews [H3064] that are present [H4672] in Shushan [H7800] , and fast [H6684] ye for me, and neither eat [H398] nor drink [H8354] three [H7969] days [H3117] , night [H3915] or day [H3117] : I also and my maidens [H5291] will fast [H6684] likewise; and so [H3651] will I go [H935] in unto the king [H4428] , which [is] not according to the law [H1881] : and if I perish [H6] , I perish [H6] .(present: Heb. found)
4:17 So Mordecai [H4782] went his way [H5674] , and did [H6213] according to all that Esther [H635] had commanded [H6680] him.(went: Heb. passed)