New Living Translation
Esther had not told anyone of her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had directed 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Esther had not made known her people nor her birth; for Mordecai had charged 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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:10 Shew it - Lest the knowledge hereof should either make her contemptible, or bring some inconvenience to the whole nation; but there was also an hand of God in causing this to be concealed, for the better accomplishment of that which he designed, though Mordecai was ignorant of it.
Every day Mordecai would take a walk near the courtyard of the harem to find out about Esther and what was happening to her.
Esther continued to keep her family background and nationality a secret. She was still following Mordecai's directions, just as she did when she lived in his home.
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