Esther 3:3
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New American Standard Bible
Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, "Why are you transgressing the king's command?"

King James Bible
Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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?'

Esther 3:3 Parallel
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Discourse on Spiritual Food and True Discipleship. Peter's Confession.
(at the Synagogue in Capernaum.) ^D John VI. 22-71. ^d 22 On the morrow [the morrow after Jesus fed the five thousand] the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea [on the east side, opposite Capernaum] saw that there was no other boat there, save one, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples went away alone 23 (howbeit there came boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they ate the bread after that the Lord had given thanks): 24 when the multitude
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Esther 2:19
When the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate.

Esther 3:2
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.

Esther 3:4
Now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them, that they told Haman to see whether Mordecai's reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.

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