Esther 2:11
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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.

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.

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

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Esther had not showed her people - This might have prejudiced her with the king; for it was certainly no credit at the Persian court to be a Jew; and we shall find from the sequel that those who were in the Persian dominions were far from being reputable, or in a safe state. Besides, had her lineage been known, envy might have prevented her from ever having access to the king.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mordecai. The apartments of the women are accounted so inviolable, that it is even a crime to enquire what passes within their walls. A man, says Chardin, may walk a hundred days, one after the other, by the house where the women are, and yet know no more what is done there than at the farther end of Tartary. This sufficiently explains the conduct of Mordecai.

walked.

Esther 2:13,14 Then thus came every maiden to the king...

how Esther did. Heb. the peace of Esther.

Genesis 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether it be well with your brothers, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again...

1 Samuel 17:18 And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and look how your brothers fare, and take their pledge.

Acts 15:36 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas...

Library
Adoption
'As many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.' John 1:12. Having spoken of the great points of faith and justification, we come next to adoption. The qualification of the persons is, As many as received him.' Receiving is put for believing, as is clear by the last words, to them that believe in his name.' The specification of the privilege is, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.' The Greek word for power, exousia, signifies
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Esther 2:10
Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.

Esther 2:12
Before a young woman's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.

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