Esther 2:11
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.

New Living Translation
Every day Mordecai would take a walk near the courtyard of the harem to find out about Esther and what was happening to her.

English Standard Version
And every day Mordecai walked in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and what was happening to her.

Berean Study Bible
Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem to learn about Esther's welfare and what was happening to her.

New American Standard Bible
Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.

King James Bible
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

Christian Standard Bible
Every day Mordecai took a walk in front of the harem's courtyard to learn how Esther was doing and to see what was happening to her.

Contemporary English Version
He was anxious to see how Esther was getting along and to learn what had happened to her. So each day he would walk back and forth in front of the court where the women lived.

Good News Translation
Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem, in order to find out how she was getting along and what was going to happen to her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every day Mordecai took a walk in front of the harem's courtyard to learn how Esther was doing and to see what was happening to her.

International Standard Version
Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem to find out about Esther's well-being and what was happening to her.

NET Bible
And day after day Mordecai used to walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem in order to learn how Esther was doing and what might happen to her.

New Heart English Bible
Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the courtyard of the women's quarters to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.

New American Standard 1977
And every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house to know the peace of Esther and what was done with her.

King James 2000 Bible
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

American King James Version
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

American Standard Version
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he walked every day before the court of the house, in which the chosen virgins werre kept, having a care for Esther's welfare, and desiring to know what would befall her.

Darby Bible Translation
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

English Revised Version
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.

World English Bible
Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her.

Young's Literal Translation
and during every day Mordecai is walking up and down before the court of the house of the women to know the welfare of Esther, and what is done with her.
Study Bible
Esther Finds Favor
10Esther did not reveal her people or her lineage, because Mordecai had instructed her not to do so. 11Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem to learn about Esther's welfare and what was happening to her. 12In the twelve months before her turn to go to King Xerxes, the harem regulation required each young woman to receive beauty treatments with oil of myrrh for six months, and then with perfumes and cosmetics for another six months.…
Cross References
Esther 2:10
Esther did not reveal her people or her lineage, because Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.

Esther 2:12
In the twelve months before her turn to go to King Xerxes, the harem regulation required each young woman to receive beauty treatments with oil of myrrh for six months, and then with perfumes and cosmetics for another six months.

Treasury of Scripture

And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

Mordecai. The apartments of the women are accounted so inviolable, that it is even a crime to enquire what passes within their walls. A man, says Chardin, may walk a hundred days, one after the other, by the house where the women are, and yet know no more what is done there than at the farther end of Tartary. This sufficiently explains the conduct of Mordecai.

walked.

Esther 2:13,14 Then thus came every maiden to the king…

how Esther did. Heb. the peace of Esther.

Genesis 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether it be well with your …

1 Samuel 17:18 And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and …

Acts 15:36 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas…







(11) Mordecai walked . . .--Apparently he was one of the royal doorkeepers. (See Esther 2:21; Esther 5:13.)

Verse 11. - Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house. Mordecai seems to have been one of the porters at the main entrance to the palace, and his proper place was at the gateway. He contrived, however, during some part of each day to visit the court in front-of the seraglio, in order to see Esther, or at any rate obtain intelligence concerning her. And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house,.... Being one of the court, and in an high post, as Aben Ezra thinks, he might walk there without being examined, and called to an account for it:

to know how Esther did; to inquire of her health and prosperity, or peace, the word here used signifies, even all sorts of it:

and what should become of her; or was done to her, whether she was well used, or as yet introduced to the king, how it fared with her, and what befell her. 11. Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house—The harem is an inviolable sanctuary, and what is transacted within its walls is as much a secret to those without as if they were thousands of miles away. But hints were given him through the eunuchs.2:1-20 We see to what absurd practices those came, who were destitute of Divine revelation, and what need there was of the gospel of Christ, to purify men from the lusts of the flesh, and to bring them back to the original institution of marriage. Esther was preferred as queen. Those who suggest that Esther committed sin to come at this dignity, do not consider the custom of those times and countries. Every one that the king took was married to him, and was his wife, though of a lower rank. But how low is human nature sunk, when such as these are the leading pursuits and highest worldly happiness of men! Disappointment and vexation must follow; and he most wisely consults his enjoyment, even in this present life, who most exactly obeys the precepts of the Divine law. But let us turn to consider the wise and merciful providence of God, carrying on his deep but holy designs in the midst of all this. And let no change in our condition be a pretext for forgetting our duties to parents, or the friends who have stood in their place.



Jump to Previous
Court Courtyard Esther Fared Find Forth Front Harem House Learn Mordecai Mor'decai Square Walk Walked Walking Welfare Women Women's
Jump to Next
Court Courtyard Esther Fared Find Forth Front Harem House Learn Mordecai Mor'decai Square Walk Walked Walking Welfare Women Women's
Links
Esther 2:11 NIV
Esther 2:11 NLT
Esther 2:11 ESV
Esther 2:11 NASB
Esther 2:11 KJV

Esther 2:11 Biblia Paralela
Esther 2:11 Chinese Bible
Esther 2:11 French Bible
Esther 2:11 German Bible

Alphabetical: and back court courtyard day Esther Every fared find forth front happening harem he her how in learn Mordecai near of out she the to walked was what

OT History: Esther 2:11 Mordecai walked every day in front (Est Esth. Es) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Esther 2:10
Top of Page
Top of Page