Esther 3:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֨אמְר֜וּ
way-yō-mə-rū
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
5650 [e]עַבְדֵ֥י
‘aḇ-ḏê
servantsN-mpc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
of the kingArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
whoPro-r
8179 [e]בְּשַׁ֥עַר
bə-ša-‘ar
[were] within gatePrep-b | N-msc
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
of the kingArt | N-ms
4782 [e]לְמָרְדֳּכָ֑י
lə-mā-rə-do-ḵāy;
to MordecaiPrep-l | N-proper-ms
4069 [e]מַדּ֙וּעַ֙
mad-dū-a‘
whyInterrog
859 [e]אַתָּ֣ה
’at-tāh
youPro-2ms
5674 [e]עוֹבֵ֔ר
‘ō-w-ḇêr,
do transgressV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
853 [e]אֵ֖ת
’êṯ
-DirObjM
4687 [e]מִצְוַ֥ת
miṣ-waṯ
commandN-fsc
4428 [e]הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃
ham-me-leḵ.
of the kingArt | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
אסתר 3:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֨אמְר֜וּ עַבְדֵ֥י הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ אֲשֶׁר־בְּשַׁ֥עַר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ לְמָרְדֳּכָ֑י מַדּ֙וּעַ֙ אַתָּ֣ה עֹובֵ֔ר אֵ֖ת מִצְוַ֥ת הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃

אסתר 3:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמרו עבדי המלך אשר־בשער המלך למרדכי מדוע אתה עובר את מצות המלך׃

אסתר 3:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמרו עבדי המלך אשר־בשער המלך למרדכי מדוע אתה עובר את מצות המלך׃

אסתר 3:3 Hebrew Bible
ויאמרו עבדי המלך אשר בשער המלך למרדכי מדוע אתה עובר את מצות המלך׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, "Why are you transgressing the king's command?"

King James Bible
Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The members of the royal staff at the King's Gate asked Mordecai, "Why are you disobeying the king's command?"
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