Esther 3:3

“Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Esther 3:3

Then the kings seruants, which were in the kings gate, sayd vnto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the kings commandement?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, "Why are you transgressing the king's command?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the king's servants who were in the king's house said to Mordecai, Why do you go against the king's order?
- Basic English Bible

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

Then the king's servants who were in the king's gate, said to Mordecai, Why dost thou transgress the king's commandment?
- Webster's Bible

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

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?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai: 'Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Esther 3:3

Wesley's Notes for Esther 3:3


3:1 Agagite - An Amalekite of the royal seed of that nation, whose kings were successively called Agag. All the princes - Gave him the first place and seat, which was next to the king.

3:2 But, &c. - Probably the worship required was not only civil, but Divine: which as the kings of Persia arrogated to themselves, so they did sometimes impart this honour to some of their chief favourites, that they should be adored in like manner. And that it was so here, seems more than probable, because it was superfluous, to give an express command to all the kings servants, to pay a civil respect to so great a prince, which of course they used, and therefore a Divine honour must be here intended. And that a Jew should deny this honour, is not strange, seeing the wise Grecians did positively refuse to give this honour to the kings of Persia themselves, even when they were to make their addresses to them: and one Timocrates was put to death by the Athenians for worshipping Darius in that manner.

3:4 To see - What the event of it would be. For, &c. - And therefore did not deny this reverence out of pride, but merely out of conscience.


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