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 Esther 3:1 - 6
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   Book of Esther
   Chapter 3
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles.
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the royal officials at the king's gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor.
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the royal officials at the king's gate asked Mordecai, "Why do you disobey the king's command?"
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Day after day they spoke to him but he refused to comply. Therefore they told Haman about it to see whether Mordecai's behavior would be tolerated, for he had told them he was a Jew.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged.
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Yet having learned who Mordecai's people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai's people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.
 
 

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