Esther 3:3
Good News Translation
The other officials in the royal service asked him why he was disobeying the king's command;

Contemporary English Version
When the other officials asked Mordecai why he disobeyed the king's command,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king's servants that were chief at the doors of the palace, said to him: Why dost thou alone not observe the king's commandment?

New American Bible
The king’s servants who were at the royal gate said to Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the king’s order?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the king's servants that were chief at the doors of the palace, said to him: Why dost thou alone not observe the king's commandment?

Why.

Esther 3:2 And all the king's servants, that were at the doors of the palace, bent their knees, and worshipped Aman: for so the emperor had commanded them, only Mardochai did not bend his knee, nor worship him.

Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded, but saved the men children.

Matthew 15:2,3 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. . . .

Context
Haman Plots Against the Jews
2And all the king's servants, that were at the doors of the palace, bent their knees, and worshipped Aman: for so the emperor had commanded them, only Mardochai did not bend his knee, nor worship him. 3And the king's servants that were chief at the doors of the palace, said to him: Why dost thou alone not observe the king's commandment?4And when they were saying this often, and he would not hearken to them, they told Aman, desirous to know whether he would continue in his resolution: for he had told them that he was a Jew.…
Cross References
Esther 2:19
And when the virgins were sought the second time, and gathered together, Mardochai stayed at the king's gate,

Esther 3:2
And all the king's servants, that were at the doors of the palace, bent their knees, and worshipped Aman: for so the emperor had commanded them, only Mardochai did not bend his knee, nor worship him.

Esther 3:4
And when they were saying this often, and he would not hearken to them, they told Aman, desirous to know whether he would continue in his resolution: for he had told them that he was a Jew.

Additional Translations
Then the royal servants at the King’s Gate asked Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the command of the king?”Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said to Mordecai, Why transgress you the king's commandment?

Then the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?

And they in the king's palace said to Mardochaeus, Mardochaeus, why dost thou transgress the commands of the king?

Then the king's servants, who were in the king's gate, said to Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?

Then the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?

Then the king's servants who were in the king's gate, said to Mordecai, Why dost thou transgress the king's commandment?

Then the king's servants, who were in the king's gate, said to Mordecai, "Why do you disobey the king's commandment?"

And the servants of the king, who are in the gate of the king, say to Mordecai, 'Wherefore art thou transgressing the command of the king?'
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