From what “other place” would deliverance for the Jews have come? (Esther 4:14)

From what “other place” would deliverance for the Jews have come? (Esther 4:14)

12 And they told Mordecai what Esther had said. 13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Clarify Share Report Asked November 30 2018 My picture Jack Gutknecht

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I'm not sure that it would be possible to determine from the text what the precise source might have been that Mordecai had in mind or was referring to. In my opinion, Mordecai was just expressing his great faith in God to deliver the Jews from the plots of men such as Haman, by whatever means (whether "natural" or miraculous) that He would choose (even if Esther herself would not cooperate in the specific opportunity that was being presented to her).

December 01 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Mordecai had reminded Esther that her silence wouldn’t prevent deliverance from coming from some other source. The reference here is to the providence of God even though the name of God isn’t mentioned. Knowing the Abrahamic covenant (Gen. 12:1-3), Mordecai had faith that the people of Israel would be protected from annihilation. (Wiersbe)

June 27 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining