Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14b KJV)
But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their fathers, who did not trust in the Lord their God. They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their fathers and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do,” and had forbidden them to do (2 Kings 17:14-15 NIV).