And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king's gate.
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George Leo Haydock
And. Septuagint, "But Mardochai "(Haydock)
They say nothing of the gifts, ver. 18.
Second. The same process had been observed before, when Vasthi was chosen. (Calmet)
Mardochai was perhaps then one of the king's guards. (Haydock) (Ver. 11.) (Tirinus)
This second inquiry is here specified, to introduce the following account. (Menochius)