Bible: Esther 2:19-23

Mordecai Learns of a Plot against the King

2:19 Now when the young women were being gathered again, 1  Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 2  2:20 Esther was still not divulging her lineage or her people, 3  just as Mordecai had instructed her. 4  Esther continued to do whatever Mordecai said, just as she had done when he was raising her.

2:21 In those days while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan 5  and Teresh, 6  two of the king’s eunuchs who protected the entrance, 7  became angry and plotted to assassinate 8  King Ahasuerus. 2:22 When Mordecai learned of the conspiracy, 9  he informed Queen Esther, 10  and Esther told the king in Mordecai’s behalf. 11  2:23 The king then had the matter investigated and, finding it to be so, had the two conspirators 12  hanged on a gallows. 13  It was then recorded in the daily chronicles in the king’s presence.

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