Esther

“If you remain completely silent at this time, relief, deliverance will arise for Jews from another place, but you, your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:13-14

13 And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”



When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer:
So they told Mordecai what Esther had said. Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther:

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.
Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish since you did not help when you had the chance.

And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this and for this very purpose?”