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Esther 2:10

    Esther 2:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Esther had not showed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Esther had not made known her people nor her kindred; for Mordecai had charged her that she should not make it known.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Esther had not said what family or people she came from, for Mordecai had given her orders not to do so.

    Webster's Revision

    Esther had not made known her people nor her kindred; 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.

    Definitions for Esther 2:10

    Charged - Burdened; weighed down.
    Kindred - Tribe; family.

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 2:10

    Esther had not showed her people - This might have prejudiced her with the king; for it was certainly no credit at the Persian court to be a Jew; and we shall find from the sequel that those who were in the Persian dominions were far from being reputable, or in a safe state. Besides, had her lineage been known, envy might have prevented her from ever having access to the king.

    Barnes' Notes on Esther 2:10

    The Persians had no special contempt for the Jews; but, of course, they despised more or less all the subject races. Esther, with her Aryan name, may have passed for a native Persian.

    Wesley's Notes on Esther 2:10

    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.