Esther 9:4
New International Version
Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful.

New Living Translation
For Mordecai had been promoted in the king’s palace, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces as he became more and more powerful.

English Standard Version
For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai grew more and more powerful.

Berean Study Bible
For Mordecai exercised great power in the palace, and his fame spread throughout the provinces as he became more and more powerful.

King James Bible
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

New King James Version
For Mordecai was great in the king’s palace, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for this man Mordecai became increasingly prominent.

New American Standard Bible
For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and the news about him spread throughout the provinces; for the man Mordecai became greater and greater.

NASB 1995
Indeed, Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai became greater and greater.

NASB 1977
Indeed, Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai became greater and greater.

Amplified Bible
For Mordecai was great and respected in the king’s palace, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai became greater and greater.

Christian Standard Bible
For Mordecai exercised great power in the palace, and his fame spread throughout the provinces as he became more and more powerful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Mordecai exercised great power in the palace, and his fame spread throughout the provinces as he became more and more powerful.

American Standard Version
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went forth throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Murdacai was great in the presence of the King, and his name was going into all kingdoms, because the man Murdacai was advancing and becoming great.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the order of the king was in force, that he should be celebrated in all the kingdom.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone in the provinces knew that the king had promoted him and had given him a lot of power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they knew him to be prince of the palace, and to have great power: and the fame of his name increased daily, and was spread abroad through all men's mouths.

English Revised Version
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went forth throughout all the provinces: for the man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

Good News Translation
It was well-known throughout the empire that Mordecai was now a powerful man in the palace and was growing more powerful.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mordecai was an important man in the king's palace. Moreover, his reputation was spreading to all the provinces, since Mordecai was becoming more and more powerful.

International Standard Version
Indeed, Mordecai was a powerful official in the palace and his fame spread throughout the provinces. Indeed, the man Mordecai grew more and more powerful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went forth throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

Literal Standard Version
for great [is] Mordecai in the house of the king, and his fame is going into all the provinces, for the man Mordecai is going on and becoming great.

NET Bible
Mordecai was of high rank in the king's palace, and word about him was spreading throughout all the provinces. His influence continued to become greater and greater.

New Heart English Bible
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai grew greater and greater.

World English Bible
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai grew greater and greater.

Young's Literal Translation
for great is Mordecai in the house of the king, and his fame is going into all the provinces, for the man Mordecai is going on and becoming great.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Jews Destroy Their Enemies
3And all the officials of the provinces, the satraps, the governors, and the king’s administrators helped the Jews, because the fear of Mordecai had fallen upon them. 4For Mordecai exercised great power in the palace, and his fame spread throughout the provinces as he became more and more powerful. 5The Jews put all their enemies to the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did as they pleased to those who hated them.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 3:1
Now the war between the house of Saul and the house of David was protracted. And David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

1 Chronicles 11:9
And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of Hosts was with him.

Esther 10:2
And all of Mordecai's powerful and magnificent accomplishments, together with the full account of the greatness to which the king had raised him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia?


Treasury of Scripture

For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

was great.

Psalm 18:43
Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

his fame.

Joshua 6:27
So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.

1 Samuel 2:30
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

1 Chronicles 14:17
And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.

waxed.

2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

1 Chronicles 11:9
So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.









Verse 4. - Mordecai was great. Compare Esther 8:2, 15 and Esther 10:3.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

Mordecai
מָרְדֳּכַי֙ (mā·rə·do·ḵay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther

exercised great
גָ֤דוֹל (ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

power in the palace,
בְּבֵ֣ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

and his fame
וְשָׁמְע֖וֹ (wə·šā·mə·‘ōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8089: A report

spread
הוֹלֵ֣ךְ (hō·w·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

throughout
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the provinces
הַמְּדִינ֑וֹת (ham·mə·ḏî·nō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4082: A judgeship, jurisdiction, a district, a region

as
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he
מָרְדֳּכַ֖י (mā·rə·do·ḵay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther

became
הוֹלֵ֥ךְ (hō·w·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

more and more powerful.
וְגָדֽוֹל׃ (wə·ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent


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