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The king’s servants who attended him said, “Let a search be conducted on the king’s behalf for attractive young women.[a] And let the king appoint officers throughout all the provinces of his kingdom to gather all the attractive young women to Susa the citadel, to the harem[b] under the authority of Hegai, the king’s eunuch who oversees the women, and let him provide whatever cosmetics they desire.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 2:2 tn Heb “young women, virgins, good of form.” The same phrase also occurs in v. 3.
  2. Esther 2:3 tn Heb “the house of the women” (so KJV, ASV). So also in vv. 9, 11, 13, and 14.
  3. Esther 2:3 tn Heb “their ointments”; cf. NIV, CEV, NLT “beauty treatments.”

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