Esther 9:4
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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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai grew greater and greater.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went forth throughout the provinces; for the man Mordecai became continually greater.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai became 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.
Study Bible
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 what they pleased to those who hated them.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:1
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 You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have …

his fame.

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

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

1 Chronicles 14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought …

Zephaniah 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict you: and I will …

Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all …

waxed.

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of …

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 …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …







Verse 4. - Mordecai was great. Compare Esther 8:2, 15 and Esther 10:3. For Mordecai was great in the king's house,.... Not only over Esther's affairs, but was one of the king's counsellors, and was the chief minister of state:

and his fame went out throughout all the provinces; what a favourite he was of the king, as well as a relation of the queen, and how wise and just his administrations were:

for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater, was more and more in the king's favour, and had offices of honour and trust heaped upon him, and increased both in wealth and power. 9:1-19 The enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them by the former edict. If they had attempted nothing against the people of God, they would not themselves have suffered. The Jews, acting together, strengthened one another. Let us learn to stand fast in one spirit, and with one mind, striving together against the enemies of our souls, who endeavour to rob us of our faith, which is more precious than our lives. The Jews, to the honour of their religion, showed contempt of wordly wealth, that they might make it appear they desired nothing except their own preservation. In every case the people of God should manifest humanity and disinterestedness, frequently refusing advantages which might lawfully be obtained. The Jews celebrated their festival the day after they had finished their work. When we have received great mercies from God, we ought to be speedy in making thankful returns to him.
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