Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Esther 2:19 in English Standard Version "Now when the virgins were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate." Es 2:3 And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom to gather all the beautiful young virgins to the harem in Susa the citadel, under custody of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women. Let their cosmetics be given them. Es 2:21 In those days, as Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. Es 3:2 And all the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage. Es 5:9 And Haman went out that day joyful and glad of heart. But when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, that he neither rose nor trembled before him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai. Es 5:13 Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.” Es 6:10 Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry; take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate. Leave out nothing that you have mentioned.” Es 6:12 Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.