For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place…
What are the Divine lessons which this human voice speaks, not only to Esther, but to every true soul.
I. THAT GREAT ADVANTAGES ARE CONFERRED FOR A DIVINE PURPOSE. Talents, position, influence, wealth.
II. THAT GOD REQUIRES THAT SUCH ADVANTAGES SHOULD BE FAITHFULLY USED FOR THE PROMOTION OF HIS PURPOSES.
III. THAT SUCH DIVINE PURPOSES CANNOT BE FRUSTRATED.
IV. THOSE WHO FRUSTRATE DIVINE PURPOSES SHALL BE INJURED.
V. LEARN THAT A FAITHFUL DISCHARGE OF DUTY MUST BRING RICH RESULTS.
(W. Burrows, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
WEB: For if you remain silent now, then relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Who knows if you haven't come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"