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Esther 2:3-5 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Let the king appoint chief officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, and let them gather every attractive young virgin to the harem[a] in the citadel of Susa under the care of[b] Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let him give them their beauty treatment. And let the young woman who is pleasing[c] in the king’s eyes become queen in place of Vashti. The thing was good in the king’s eyes, and he acted accordingly.

There was a Jew in the citadel of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite,


  1. Esther 2:3 Literally “house of the women”
  2. Esther 2:3 Literally “to the hand of”
  3. Esther 2:4 Literally “who is good”
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