Esther 2:22

22 But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai.

Read Esther 2:22 Using Other Translations

And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name.
And this came to the knowledge of Mordecai, and he told it to Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in the name of Mordecai.
But Mordecai heard about the plot and gave the information to Queen Esther. She then told the king about it and gave Mordecai credit for the report.

What does Esther 2:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 2:22

And the thing was known to Mordecai
But by what means does not appear; the Jewish writers say F3, these two men were Tarsians, and spoke in the Tarsian language, which they thought Mordecai did not understand; but he, being skilled in languages, overheard them, and understood what they said; but, according to Josephus F4, it was discovered to him by Barnabazus, a servant of one of the chamberlains; the latter Targum says, it was showed unto him by the Holy Ghost:

who told it unto Esther, and Esther certified the king thereof in
Mordecai's name;
whose name she mentioned, partly as a voucher of the truth of what she reported, and partly to ingratiate Mordecai to the king, that he might be still yet more promoted in due time.


F3 T. Bab. Megillah, fol. 13. 2. Targum prius & Jarchi in loc.
F4 Antiqu. l. 11. c. 6. sect. 4.
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