Bible: Esther 4:13-16

4:13 he 1  said to take back this answer to Esther: 4:14 Don’t imagine that because you are part of the king’s household you will be the one Jew 2  who will escape. If you keep quiet at this time, liberation and protection for the Jews will appear 3  from another source, 4  while you and your father’s household perish. It may very well be 5  that you have achieved royal status 6  for such a time as this!

4:15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 4:16 Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa and fast in my behalf. Don’t eat and don’t drink for three days, night or day. My female attendants and I 7  will also fast in the same way. Afterward I will go to the king, even though it violates the law. 8  If I perish, I perish!

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