Esther 3:8
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English Standard Version
Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different from those of every other people, and they do not keep the king’s laws, so that it is not to the king’s profit to tolerate them.

King James Bible
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

American Standard Version
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from those of every people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aman said to king Assuerus: There is a people scattered through all the provinces of thy kingdom, and separated one from another, that use new laws and ceremonies, and moreover despise the king's ordinances: and thou knowest very well that it is not expedient for thy kingdom that they should grow insolent by impunity.

English Revised Version
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from those of every people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Haman said to king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

All the king's servants that were in the gate of the king, i.e., all the court officials, were to kneel before Haman and bow themselves to the earth. So had the king commanded concerning him. This mark of reverence was refused by Mordochai.

Esther 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

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scattered abroad.

Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Deuteronomy 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where the LORD shall lead you.

Deuteronomy 30:3 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the nations...

Deuteronomy 32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

Nehemiah 1:8 Remember, I beseech you, the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, If you transgress...

Jeremiah 50:17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria has devoured him...

Ezekiel 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that you may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations...

Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen...

Zechariah 7:14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them...

John 7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go to the dispersed among the Gentiles...

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

their laws.

Ezra 4:12-15 Be it known to the king, that the Jews which came up from you to us are come to Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city...

Acts 16:20,21 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city...

Acts 17:6,7 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world...

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

for the king's profit to. Heb. meet, or equal for the king to, etc.

Cross References
Acts 16:20
And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, "These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city.

Acts 16:21
They advocate customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to accept or practice."

Ezra 4:12
be it known to the king that the Jews who came up from you to us have gone to Jerusalem. They are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are finishing the walls and repairing the foundations.

Esther 3:9
If it please the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king's business, that they may put it into the king's treasuries."

Esther 4:1
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and he cried out with a loud and bitter cry.

Jeremiah 33:24
"Have you not observed that these people are saying, 'The LORD has rejected the two clans that he chose'? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight.

Daniel 3:8
Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews.

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