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"