Esther 2:10
New International Version
Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.

New Living Translation
Esther had not told anyone of her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had directed her not to do so.

English Standard Version
Esther had not made known her people or kindred, for Mordecai had commanded her not to make it known.

Berean Study Bible
Esther did not reveal her people or her lineage, because Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.

King James Bible
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.

New King James Version
Esther had not revealed her people or family, for Mordecai had charged her not to reveal it.

New American Standard Bible
Esther did not reveal her people or her kindred, because Mordecai had instructed her that she was not to reveal them.

NASB 1995
Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known.

NASB 1977
Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make them known.

Amplified Bible
Esther did not reveal [the Jewish background of] her people or her family, for Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.

Christian Standard Bible
Esther did not reveal her ethnicity or her family background, because Mordecai had ordered her not to make them known.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Esther did not reveal her ethnic background or her birthplace, because Mordecai had ordered her not to.

American Standard Version
Esther had not made known her people nor her kindred; for Mordecai had charged her that she should not make it known.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Esthir did not reveal her name or her family because Murdacai had ordered her that she would not reveal it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But Esther discovered not her family nor her kindred: for Mardochaeus had charged her not to tell.

Contemporary English Version
Mordecai had warned Esther not to tell anyone that she was a Jew, and she obeyed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she would not tell him her people nor her country. For Mardochai had charged her to say nothing at all of that:

English Revised Version
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.

Good News Translation
Now, on the advice of Mordecai, Esther had kept it secret that she was Jewish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Esther did not reveal her nationality or her family background, because Mordecai had ordered her not to.

International Standard Version
Esther did not make known her people or heritage because Mordecai had instructed her not to make it known.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Esther had not made known her people nor her kindred; for Mordecai had charged her that she should not tell it.

Literal Standard Version
Esther has not declared her people, and her family, for Mordecai has laid a charge on her that she does not declare [it];

NET Bible
Now Esther had not disclosed her people or her lineage, for Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.

New Heart English Bible
Esther had not made known her people nor her relatives, because Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make it known.

World English Bible
Esther had not made known her people nor her relatives, because Mordecai had instructed her that she should not make it known.

Young's Literal Translation
Esther hath not declared her people, and her kindred, for Mordecai hath laid a charge on her that she doth not declare it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Esther Finds Favor
9And the young woman pleased him and obtained his favor, so he quickly provided her with beauty treatments and the special diet. He assigned to her seven select maidservants from the palace and transferred her with them to the best place in the harem. 10Esther did not reveal her people or her lineage, because Mordecai had instructed her not to do so. 11And every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn about Esther’s welfare and what was happening to her.…

Cross References
Esther 2:11
And every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn about Esther's welfare and what was happening to her.

Esther 2:20
Esther still had not revealed her lineage or her people, just as Mordecai had instructed. She obeyed Mordecai's command, as she had done under his care.


Treasury of Scripture

Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it.

had not shewed.

Esther 3:8
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Esther 4:13,14
Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews…

Esther 7:4
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

for Mordecai.

Esther 2:7,20
And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter…

Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.









(10) Esther had not shewed . . .--From the hope on Mordecai's part that she might pass for a native Persian, and that her Jewish birth should be no hindrance to her advancement. The king does not learn his wife's nation till some time afterwards (Esther 7:4).

Verse 10. - Esther had not showed her people. To have confessed that she was a Jewess would probably have roused a prejudice against her, or at any rate have prevented her from being received with special favour. Mordecai, knowing this, had instructed her to say nothing to Hegel on the subject, and no one else, it would seem, had enlightened him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Esther
אֶסְתֵּ֔ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

reveal
הִגִּ֣ידָה (hig·gî·ḏāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

her people
עַמָּ֖הּ (‘am·māh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

or
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

her lineage,
מֽוֹלַדְתָּ֑הּ (mō·w·laḏ·tāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4138: Nativity, lineage, native country, offspring, family

because
כִּ֧י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Mordecai
מָרְדֳּכַ֛י (mā·rə·do·ḵay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther

had instructed
צִוָּ֥ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

her
עָלֶ֖יהָ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to do so.
תַגִּֽיד׃ (ṯag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous


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