AddEsth 14:1 Queen Esther also, being in fear of death, resorted unto the
AddEsth 14:2 And laid away her glorious apparel, and put on the garments of anguish and mourning: and instead of precious ointments, she covered her head with ashes and dung, and she humbled her body greatly, and all the places of her joy she filled with her torn hair.
AddEsth 14:3 And she prayed unto the Lord God of Israel, saying, O my Lord, thou only art our King: help me, desolate woman, which have no helper but thee:
AddEsth 14:4 For my danger is in mine hand.
AddEsth 14:5 From my youth up I have heard in the tribe of my family that thou, O Lord, tookest Israel from among all people, and our fathers from all their predecessors, for a perpetual inheritance, and thou hast performed whatsoever thou didst promise them.
AddEsth 14:6 And now we have sinned before thee: therefore hast thou given us into the hands of our enemies,
AddEsth 14:7 Because we worshipped their gods: O Lord, thou art righteous.
AddEsth 14:8 Nevertheless it satisfieth them not, that we are in bitter captivity: but they have stricken hands with their idols,
AddEsth 14:9 That they will abolish the thing that thou with thy mouth hast ordained, and destroy thine inheritance, and stop the mouth of them that praise thee, and quench the glory of thy house, and of thine altar,
AddEsth 14:10 And open the mouths of the heathen to set forth the praises of the idols, and to magnify a fleshly king for ever.
AddEsth 14:11 O Lord, give not thy sceptre unto them that be nothing, and let them not laugh at our fall; but turn their device upon themselves, and make him an example, that hath begun this against us.
AddEsth 14:12 Remember, O Lord, make thyself known in time of our affliction, and give me boldness, O King of the nations, and Lord of all power.
AddEsth 14:13 Give me eloquent speech in my mouth before the lion: turn his heart to hate him that fighteth against us, that there may be an end of him, and of all that are likeminded to him:
AddEsth 14:14 But deliver us with thine hand, and help me that am desolate, and which have no other help but thee.
AddEsth 14:15 Thou knowest all things, O Lord; thou knowest that I hate the glory of the unrighteous, and abhor the bed of the uncircumcised, and of all the heathen.
AddEsth 14:16 Thou knowest my necessity: for I abhor the sign of my high estate, which is upon mine head in the days wherein I shew myself, and that I abhor it as a menstruous rag, and that I wear it not when I am private by myself.
AddEsth 14:17 And that thine handmaid hath not eaten at Aman's table, and that I have not greatly esteemed the king's feast, nor drunk the wine of the drink offerings.
AddEsth 14:18 Neither had thine handmaid any joy since the day that I was brought hither to this present, but in thee, O Lord God of Abraham.
AddEsth 14:19 O thou mighty God above all, hear the voice of the forlorn and deliver us out of the hands of the mischievous, and deliver me out of my fear.