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Esther 4:2

    Esther 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And came even before the king's gate: for none might enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And came even before the king's gate: for none might enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he came even before the king's gate: for none might enter within the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he came even before the king's doorway; for no one might come inside the king's door clothed in haircloth.

    Webster's Revision

    and he came even before the king's gate: for none might enter within the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

    World English Bible

    He came even before the king's gate, for no one is allowed inside the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he came even before the king's gate: for none might enter within the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 4:2

    Before the king's gate - He could not enter into the gate, of the place where the officers waited, because he was in the habit of a mourner; for this would have been contrary to law.

    Barnes' Notes on Esther 4:2

    None might enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth - This law is not elsewhere mentioned; but its principle - that nothing of evil omen is to be obtruded on the monarch - has been recognized throughout the East in all ages.

    Wesley's Notes on Esther 4:2

    4:2 Sackcloth - Lest it should give the king any occasion of grief and trouble. But what availed, to keep out the badges of sorrow unless they could have kept out the causes of sorrow too? To forbid sackcloth to enter unless they could likewise forbid sickness, and trouble, and death?