3 and let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the young virgins of beautiful countenance to Shushan the fortress, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hegai the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given.

References for Esther 2:3

    • b 2:3 - Lit. 'under the hand.'
    • c 2:3 - Or 'preparation.'