Esther 8:6
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English Standard Version
For how can I bear to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?”

King James Bible
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

American Standard Version
for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For how call I endure the murdering and slaughter of my people?

English Revised Version
for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Webster's Bible Translation
For how can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Esther 8:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Then said Harbonah (already mentioned Esther 1:10), one of the eunuchs before the king, i.e., who held office before the king: "Behold also the tree which Haman made (comp. Esther 5:14) stands in the house of Haman." גּם points to the fact that the other eunuchs had already brought forward various particulars concerning Haman's crime. Mordochai, who had spoken good for the king, viz., when he gave information of the conspiracy, Esther 2:22; Esther 6:2. On this tree the king ordered that Haman should be hanged, and this sentence was executed without delay. - "And the king's wrath was pacified." With this remark the narrative of this occurrence is closed, and the history pursues its further course as follows.

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For how.

Genesis 44:34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard...

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears...

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

Romans 9:2,3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart...

Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

endure to see. Heb. be able that I may see. the evil.

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 slaves and bondwomen...

Nehemiah 2:3 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city...

Cross References
Esther 7:4
For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have been silent, for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king."

Esther 9:1
Now in the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's command and edict were about to be carried out, on the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them.

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