New Living Translation
Even after all the young women had been transferred to the second harem and Mordecai had become a palace official,
King James Bible
And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king's gate.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai sat in the king's gate.
World English Bible
When the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting in the king's gate.
Young's Literal Translation
And in the virgins being gathered a second time, then Mordecai is sitting in the gate of the king;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:19 Sat - By office, as one of the king's guards or ministers; being advanced to this place by Esther's favour.
Let the king appoint agents in each province to bring these beautiful young women into the royal harem at the fortress of Susa. Hegai, the king's eunuch in charge of the harem, will see that they are all given beauty treatments.
After that, the young woman who most pleases the king will be made queen instead of Vashti." This advice was very appealing to the king, so he put the plan into effect.
One day as Mordecai was on duty at the king's gate, two of the king's eunuchs, Bigthana and Teresh--who were guards at the door of the king's private quarters--became angry at King Xerxes and plotted to assassinate him.
All the king's officials would bow down before Haman to show him respect whenever he passed by, for so the king had commanded. But Mordecai refused to bow down or show him respect.
Then the palace officials at the king's gate asked Mordecai, "Why are you disobeying the king's command?"
Haman was a happy man as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the palace gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, Haman became furious.
At Daniel's request, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be in charge of all the affairs of the province of Babylon, while Daniel remained in the king's court.
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