New American Standard Bible
When the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate.
King James Bible
And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king's gate.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai sat in the king's gate.
World English Bible
When the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting in the king's gate.
Young's Literal Translation
And in the virgins being gathered a second time, then Mordecai is sitting in the gate of the king;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When the virgins ... - Rather, "when virgins" etc. The words begin a new paragraph. There was a second collection of virgins (after that of Esther 2:8), and it was at the time of this second collection that Mordecai had the good fortune to save the king's life.
"Let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given them.
"Then let the young lady who pleases the king be queen in place of Vashti." And the matter pleased the king, and he did accordingly.
In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king's officials from those who guarded the door, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
All the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman; for so the king had commanded concerning him. But Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage.
Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, "Why are you transgressing the king's command?"
Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate and that he did not stand up or tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai.
And Daniel made request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego over the administration of the province of Babylon, while Daniel was at the king's court.
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