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 Esther 2:19 - 23
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Esther
   Chapter 2
2:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the virgins were assembled a second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate.
 
2:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai's instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.
 
2:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
During the time Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate, Bigthana F4 and Teresh, two of the king's officers who guarded the doorway, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.
 
2:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai.
 
2:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And when the report was investigated and found to be true, the two officials were hanged on a gallows. F5 All this was recorded in the book of the annals in the presence of the king.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F4 Hebrew Bigthan, a variant of Bigthana
F5 Or were hung (or impaled) on poles; similarly elsewhere in Esther

 
 

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