The Lord said: Surely I have intervened in your life for good, surely I have imposed enemies on you in a time of trouble and in a time of distress (NRSV).
O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble (NRSV).
I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for he has appointed a time for every matter, and for every work (NRSV).
The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their refuge in the time of trouble (NRSV).
Why are times not kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know him never see his days? (24:1)
Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”