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 Esther 2:5 - 11
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   Book of Esther
   Chapter 2
2:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now there was in the citadel of Susa a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, named Mordecai son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish,
 
2:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
who had been carried into exile from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, among those taken captive with Jehoiachin F3 king of Judah.
 
2:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This girl, who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features, and Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.
 
2:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the king's order and edict had been proclaimed, many girls were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king's palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.
 
2:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The girl pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven maids selected from the king's palace and moved her and her maids into the best place in the harem.
 
2:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.
 
2:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F3 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin

 
 

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