4:2 And came even before the king's a gate: for none [might] enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.
(a) Because he would inform Esther of this cruel
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, [then] shall there
enlargement and deliverance b 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 c
[such] a time as this?
(b) Thus Mordecai spoke in the confidence of that
faith which all God's children should have; which is that God will deliver
them, though all worldly means fail.
(c) To deliver God's Church out of these
4:16 Go, 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, d I perish.
(d) I will put my life in danger and refer the
success to God, seeing it is for his glory and the deliverance of his Church.