The entire royal staff at the King's Gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, because the king had commanded this to be done for him. But Mordecai would not bow down or pay homage.
The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.
"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat!"
He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?