Esther 2:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Mordecai walked euery day before the court of the womens house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And every day Mordecai took his walk before the square of the women's house, to see how Esther was and what would be done to her.
- Basic English 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

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

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what would become of her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Esther 2

  • A disciple
    Queen; That is a nice thought in some way, but not really true in every case. When God sees a degree of integrity still in men's hearts, then He does indeed keep them from sinning against Him; and the case with Esther was like that with Ahashverosh the king, who we will find to be a really good man. And so for us who wish to please the Lord and be useful to Him, the Light in us convicts people.
  • QUEEN
    ESTHER WAS A WOMAN WHO CARRIED GOD'S OWN GRACE AND SUPPERNATURAL FAVOUR AND SO OBTAINED IT IN THE SIGHT OF THE KING IMMEDIATELY SHE WAS PREPARED AND SENT BEFORE HIM. AND SO I HAVE LEARNT THAT IF GOD BLESSES YOU NO MAN CAN REJECT YOU. AMEN
  • Chanda
    Young Woman should be purified before she goes before her King. They need to learn about the love of Jesus, her body as the temple of God and proper submission to God and Man before marriage.

    Credit: Jennifer (Thank You)
  • Irene123
    It doesn't matter at all what we think should be done in living for God; what His word says is all that matters. The O.T. was a 'teacher', 'shadow' to bring us to Christ of the N.T. JESUS fulfilled all the ceremonial laws; it's all in Him now. The O.T. MORAL laws still stand, i.e. the ten commandments, Deut. 22:5 - anything in the O.T. that was an 'abomination' - still stands.
  • Moses
    She's the girl of morals, thanks uncle Mordecai
  • Jennifer
    Before any woman goes before her king she should be purified. I think young virgins today should be put through at least 1 yr. of purification before marriage: mind, body, soul, and spirit. A time to study about the love of Jesus, her body as the temple of God, having the mind of Christ, and proper submission to GOD and man. Many young women today have no guidance or wise counsel. Be blessed.

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