Esther 3:1-6 NAS

Haman's Plot against the Jews

1 After these events King Ahasuerus 1promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha 2the Agagite, and 3advanced him and aestablished his authority over all the princes who were with him.

References for Esther 3:1

    • y 3:1 - Lit "set his seat"
      2 All the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down band paid homage to Haman; for so the king had commanded concerning him. But 4Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage.

      References for Esther 3:2

        • z 3:2 - Lit "and prostrated themselves before"
          3 Then the king's servants who were at 5the king's gate said to Mordecai, "6Why are you transgressing the king's command?"

          References for Esther 3:3

          4 Now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them, that they told Haman to see whether Mordecai's reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.
          5 When Haman saw that 7Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.

          References for Esther 3:5

          6 But he cdisdained to dlay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman 8sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.

          References for Esther 3:6

            • { 3:6 - Lit "despised in his eyes"
            • | 3:6 - Lit "send a hand against"