Esther 7:4
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New International Version
For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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 adversary could not compensate the king's damage.

World English Bible
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondservants and bondmaids, I would have held my peace, although the adversary could not have compensated for the king's loss."

Young's Literal Translation
for we have been sold, I and my people, to cut off, to slay, and to destroy; and if for men-servants and for maid-servants we had been sold I had kept silent -- but the adversity is not equal to the loss of the king.'

Esther 7:4 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To be destroyed, to be slain - She here repeats the words which Haman put into the decree. See Esther 3:13.

Could not countervail the king's damage - Even the ten thousand talents of silver could not be considered as a compensation to the state for the loss of a whole nation of people throughout all their generations.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we are sold.

Esther 3:9 If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed...

Esther 4:7,8 And Mordecai told him of all that had happened to him...

Deuteronomy 28:68 And the LORD shall bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spoke to you, You shall see it no more again...

1 Samuel 22:23 Abide you with me, fear not: for he that seeks my life seeks your life: but with me you shall be in safeguard.

to be destroyed, etc. Heb. that they should destroy, and kill, and cause to perish.

Esther 3:13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews...

Esther 8:11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy...

Psalm 44:22,23 Yes, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter...

But if we.

Genesis 37:26-28 And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood...

Deuteronomy 28:68 And the LORD shall bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spoke to you, You shall see it no more again...

Joshua 9:23 Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves...

Nehemiah 5:5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children: and, see...

Joel 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold to the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border...

Amos 2:6 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

the enemy.

Esther 7:6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

Esther 3:9 If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed...

Library
Before Caiaphas
"And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there come together with him all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter had followed Him afar off, even within, into the court of the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put Him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against Him, and their witness agreed not together. And there
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Luke 12:45
But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk.

Esther 3:9
If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will give ten thousand talents of silver to the king's administrators for the royal treasury."

Esther 3:13
Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews--young and old, women and children--on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.

Esther 7:5
King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, "Who is he? Where is he--the man who has dared to do such a thing?"

Esther 8:6
For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?"

Esther 9:25
But when the plot came to the king's attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised against the Jews should come back onto his own head, and that he and his sons should be impaled on poles.

Daniel 6:2
with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.

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