Mordecai

Mordecai

 
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  • Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile: - Ezra 2:2


  • Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah,* Reelaiah,* Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar,* Bigvai, Rehum,* and Baanah. This is the number of men of Israel who returned from exile:2 - Nehemiah 7:7


  • Now at the fortress of Susa there was a certain Jew named Mordecai son of Jair. He was from the tribe of Benjamin and was a descendant of Kish and Shimei. - Esther 2:5


  • This man had a beautiful and lovely young cousin, Hadassah, who was also called Esther. When her father and mother had died, Mordecai adopted her into his family and raised her as his own daughter. - Esther 2:7


  • Esther had not told anyone of her nationality and family background, for Mordecai had told her not to. - Esther 2:10


  • Every day Mordecai would take a walk near the courtyard of the harem to ask about Esther and to find out what was happening to her. - Esther 2:11


  • Even after all the young women had been transferred to the second harem* and Mordecai had become a palace official,5 - Esther 2:19


  • Esther continued to keep her nationality and family background a secret. She was still following Mordecai's orders, just as she did when she was living in his home. - Esther 2:20


  • One day as Mordecai was on duty at the palace, two of the king's eunuchs, Bigthana* and Teresh--who were guards at the door of the king's private quarters--became angry at King Xerxes and plotted to assassinate him.6 - Esther 2:21


  • But Mordecai heard about the plot and passed the information on to Queen Esther. She then told the king about it and gave Mordecai credit for the report. - Esther 2:22


  • When an investigation was made and Mordecai's story was found to be true, the two men were hanged on a gallows.* This was all duly recorded in [The Book of the History of King Xerxes' Reign.]7 - Esther 2:23


  • All the king's officials would bow down before Haman to show him respect whenever he passed by, for so the king had commanded. But Mordecai refused to bow down or show him respect. - Esther 3:2


  • Then the palace officials at the king's gate asked Mordecai, "Why are you disobeying the king's command?" - Esther 3:3


  • They spoke to him day after day, but still he refused to comply with the order. So they spoke to Haman about this to see if he would tolerate Mordecai's conduct, since Mordecai had told them he was a Jew. - Esther 3:4


  • When Haman saw that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with rage. - Esther 3:5
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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