1When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; 2And came even before the king’s gate: for none might enter into the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. 3And in every province, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.4.3 many…: Heb. sackcloth and ashes were laid under many
4¶ So Esther’s maids and her chamberlains came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received it not.4.4 chamberlains: Heb. eunuchs
5Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king’s chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was.4.5 appointed…: Heb. set before her 6So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king’s gate. 7And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king’s treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them. 8Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people. 9And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
10¶ Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai; 11All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days. 12And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words. 13Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. 14For 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?4.14 enlargement: Heb. respiration
15¶ Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, 16Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.4.16 present: Heb. found 17So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.4.17 went…: Heb. passed
Moridekai Kũringĩrĩria Esiteri Amateithie
14:1 Ezek 27:30-31; Thab 30:11Rĩrĩa Moridekai aamenyire ũrĩa wothe gwekĩtwo, agĩtembũranga nguo ciake, akĩĩhumba nguo ya ikũnia na akĩĩhurĩria mũhu, agĩthiĩ, agĩtuĩkanĩria itũũra akĩrĩraga anĩrĩire mũno, na arĩ na ruo. 24:2 Esit 2:19Aathiire o nginya kĩhingo-inĩ kĩa mũciĩ wa mũthamaki, tondũ gũtirĩ mũndũ wetĩkagĩrio gũtoonya kũu thĩinĩ ehumbĩte nguo ya ikũnia. 3Thĩinĩ wa mabũrũri mothe kũrĩa marũa na watho wa mũthamaki wakinyaga kwagĩaga na gũcakaya kũnene, na kwĩhinga kũrĩa irio, na kũrĩra na kũgirĩka kũnene kũrĩ Ayahudi. Aingĩ ao magĩkoma thĩ mehumbĩte nguo cia ikũnia na mehurĩirie mũhu.
4Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ndungata cia Esiteri cia airĩtu na cia arũme iria ciarĩ hakũre ciokire ikĩmũhe ũhoro ũkoniĩ Moridekai, Esiteri nĩathĩĩnĩkire mũno. Akĩmũneanĩra nguo ehumbe arute ĩyo ya ikũnia, no Moridekai akĩrega gũcioya. 5Nake Esiteri agĩtũmanĩra Hathaka, ũmwe wa ndungata iria ciarĩ hakũre cia mũthamaki, ũrĩa waheetwo wĩra wa kũmũtungatĩra, akĩmwatha athiĩ akamenye nĩ ũndũ ũrĩkũ ũcio wathĩĩnagia Moridekai, na gĩtũmi kĩaguo.
6Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Hathaka akiumagara, agĩthiĩ kũrĩ Moridekai kĩhaaro-inĩ gĩa itũũra rĩu inene hau mbere ya kĩhingo kĩa mũciĩ wa mũthamaki. 74:7 Esit 7:4Nake Moridekai akĩmwĩra maũndũ marĩa mothe maamũkorete, hamwe na mũigana wa mbeeca iria ciothe Hamani eeranĩire kũrĩha ciigwo kĩgĩĩna-inĩ kĩa mũthamaki nĩguo Ayahudi maniinwo biũ. 8Ningĩ akĩmũnengera kobi ya marũa ma watho ũcio wa kũniinwo kwao, ĩrĩa yandĩkĩtwo na ĩkahunjanĩrio kũu Shushani, akamĩonie Esiteri na amũtaarĩrie ũhoro wayo, na akĩmwĩra aringĩrĩrie Esiteri athiĩ kũrĩ mũthamaki, akamũthaithe maiguĩrwo tha, na aarĩrĩrie andũ ake harĩ mũthamaki.
9Nake Hathaka agĩcooka, na akĩmenyithia Esiteri ũrĩa Moridekai oigĩte. 10Nake Esiteri akĩmũtaarĩria ũrĩa ekwĩra Moridekai, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, 114:11 Dan 2:9; Thab 125:3“Anene othe a mũthamaki, o na andũ othe a mabũrũri marĩa mũthamaki aathanaga nĩmooĩ atĩ mũndũ mũrũme kana mũndũ-wa-nja o wothe ũrĩa ũngĩtoonya harĩ mũthamaki hau nja ya na thĩinĩ atetĩtwo, mũthamaki arĩ o watho ũmwe: naguo nĩ atĩ mũndũ ũcio ooragwo. Kĩgirĩrĩria kĩa ũndũ kũũragwo no mũthamaki amũtambũrũkĩirie rũthanju rwake rwa ũthamaki rwa thahabu. No rĩrĩ, rĩu matukũ mĩrongo ĩtatũ nĩmathirĩte kuuma rĩrĩa ndetĩtwo thiĩ kũrĩ mũthamaki.”
12Rĩrĩa ciugo cia Esiteri cierirwo Moridekai, 13agĩtũmana macookio mamwĩre atĩrĩ, “Ndũgeciirie atĩ tondũ ũrĩ thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya mũthamaki atĩ wee nowe wiki ũkaahonoka, nao Ayahudi othe maniinwo. 144:14 Ayub 34:29; Koh 3:7; Amos 5:13Nĩgũkorwo ũngĩaga kwaria ihinda ta rĩĩrĩ, kĩhonia na kũhonokio kwa Ayahudi nĩikoima handũ hangĩ, no wee na nyũmba ya thoguo no mũkaaniinwo. Ningĩ-rĩ, nũũ ũũĩ kana wokire ũthamaki-inĩ nĩ ũndũ wa ihinda ta rĩĩrĩ?”
15Nake Esiteri akĩmeera macookerie Moridekai ũhoro, mamwĩre atĩrĩ, 164:16 2Maũ 20:3; Kĩam 43:14“Thiĩ ũcookanĩrĩrie Ayahudi othe arĩa maikaraga Shushani, na mwĩhinge kũrĩa irio nĩ ũndũ wakwa. Mũtikaarĩe kana mũnyue kahinda ka mĩthenya ĩtatũ, ũtukũ na mũthenya. Niĩ na ndungata ciakwa cia airĩtu nĩtũkwĩhinga kũrĩa irio hamwe na inyuĩ. Twarĩkia gwĩka ũguo-rĩ, nĩngathiĩ kũrĩ mũthamaki, o na akorwo tiguo watho ugĩte. Ingĩkua-rĩ, ndĩgĩkue.”
17Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Moridekai agĩthiĩ na agĩĩka ũrĩa wothe Esiteri aamũtaarĩte.