Esther 2:11
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Every day Mordecai would take a walk near the courtyard of the harem to find out about Esther and what was happening to her.

English Standard Version
And every day Mordecai walked in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and what was happening to her.

Berean Study Bible
And every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn about Esther’s welfare and what was happening to her.

King James Bible
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

New King James Version
And every day Mordecai paced in front of the court of the women’s quarters, to learn of Esther’s welfare and what was happening to her.

New American Standard Bible
And every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem to learn how Esther was and what was happening to her.

NASB 1995
Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.

NASB 1977
And every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.

Amplified Bible
Every day Mordecai [who was an attendant in the king’s court] walked back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem to learn how Esther was getting along and what was happening to her.

Christian Standard Bible
Every day Mordecai took a walk in front of the harem’s courtyard to learn how Esther was doing and to see what was happening to her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every day Mordecai took a walk in front of the harem’s courtyard to learn how Esther was doing and to see what was happening to her.

American Standard Version
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And every day Murdacai was walking before the court of the women to know the account of Esthir and what was done for her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But Mardochaeus used to walk every day by the women's court, to see what would become of Esther.

Contemporary English Version
He was anxious to see how Esther was getting along and to learn what had happened to her. So each day he would walk back and forth in front of the court where the women lived.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he walked every day before the court of the house, in which the chosen virgins werre kept, having a care for Esther's welfare, and desiring to know what would befall her.

English Revised Version
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

Good News Translation
Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem, in order to find out how she was getting along and what was going to happen to her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the courtyard of the women's quarters to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.

International Standard Version
Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem to find out about Esther's well-being and what was happening to her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.

Literal Standard Version
and during every day Mordecai is walking up and down before the court of the house of the women to know the welfare of Esther, and what is done with her.

NET Bible
And day after day Mordecai used to walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem in order to learn how Esther was doing and what might happen to her.

New Heart English Bible
Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her.

World English Bible
Mordecai walked every day in front of the court of the women's house, to find out how Esther did, and what would become of her.

Young's Literal Translation
and during every day Mordecai is walking up and down before the court of the house of the women to know the welfare of Esther, and what is done with her.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Esther Finds Favor
10Esther did not reveal her people or her lineage, because Mordecai had instructed her not to do so. 11And every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn about Esther’s welfare and what was happening to her. 12In the twelve months before her turn to go to King Xerxes, the harem regulation required each young woman to receive beauty treatments with oil of myrrh for six months, and then with perfumes and cosmetics for another six months.…

Cross References
Esther 2:10
Esther did not reveal her people or her lineage, because Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.

Esther 2:12
In the twelve months before her turn to go to King Xerxes, the harem regulation required each young woman to receive beauty treatments with oil of myrrh for six months, and then with perfumes and cosmetics for another six months.


Treasury of Scripture

And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.

Mordecai.

walked.

Esther 2:13,14
Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house…

how Esther did.

Genesis 37:14
And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

1 Samuel 17:18
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

Acts 15:36
And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.









(11) Mordecai walked . . .--Apparently he was one of the royal doorkeepers. (See Esther 2:21; Esther 5:13.)

Verse 11. - Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house. Mordecai seems to have been one of the porters at the main entrance to the palace, and his proper place was at the gateway. He contrived, however, during some part of each day to visit the court in front-of the seraglio, in order to see Esther, or at any rate obtain intelligence concerning her.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Every day
וּבְכָל־ (ū·ḇə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Mordecai
מָרְדֳּכַי֙ (mā·rə·do·ḵay)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4782: Mordecai -- a companion of Zerubbabel, also a cousin of Esther

walked back and forth
מִתְהַלֵּ֔ךְ (miṯ·hal·lêḵ)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in front
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the courtyard
חֲצַ֣ר (ḥă·ṣar)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet

of the harem
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

to learn
לָדַ֙עַת֙ (lā·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3045: To know

about
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Esther's
אֶסְתֵּ֔ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

welfare
שְׁל֣וֹם (šə·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

and what
וּמַה־ (ū·mah-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

was happening
יֵּעָשֶׂ֖ה (yê·‘ā·śeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

to her.
בָּֽהּ׃ (bāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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