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

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?

Darby Bible Translation
For how shall I endure to see the evil that shall befall my people? and how shall I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

World English Bible
For how can I endure to see the evil that would come to my people? How can I endure to see the destruction of my relatives?"

Young's Literal Translation
for how do I endure when I have looked on the evil that doth find my people? and how do I endure when I have looked on the destruction of my kindred?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To see the destruction of my kindred? - She had now informed the king that she was cousin to Mordecai, and consequently a Jewess; and though her own life and that of Mordecai were no longer in danger, Haman being dead, yet the decree that had gone forth was in full force against the Jews; and if not repealed, their destruction would be inevitable.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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The Net Broken
'And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews. 4. Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king, 5. And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Esther
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Esther 7:4
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."

Esther 9:1
On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.

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