4:2 And came even before the king's a gate: for none [might]
enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.
(a) Because he would inform Esther of this cruel
4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time,
[then] shall there enlargement and deliverance b arise to
the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's
house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art
come to the kingdom for c [such] a time as this?
(b) Thus Mordecai spoke in the confidence of that faith
which all God's children should have; which is that God
will deliver them, though all worldly means fail.
(c) To deliver God's Church out of these present dangers.
4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in
Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink
three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast
likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not
according to the law: and if I perish, d I perish.
(d) I will put my life in danger and refer the success to
God, seeing it is for his glory and the deliverance of