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 Esther 1:13 - 19
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Esther
   Chapter 1  - Click for Chapter Audio
1:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king said to the R12 wise men who R13 understood the times--for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice
 
1:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and were close to him: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media who R14 had F5 access to the king's presence and sat in the first place in the kingdom--
 
1:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"According to law, what is to be done with Queen Vashti, because she did not obey F6 the command of King Ahasuerus delivered by the eunuchs?"
 
1:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
In the presence of the king and the princes, Memucan said, "Queen Vashti has wronged not only the king but also all the princes and all the peoples who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus.
 
1:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For the queen's conduct will become F7 known to all the women causing them to F8 look with contempt on their husbands by saying, `King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought in to his presence, but she did not come.'
 
1:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This day the ladies of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen's conduct will speak in the same way to all the king's princes, and there will be plenty of contempt and anger.
 
1:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"If it pleases the king, let a royal edict F9 be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that R15 it cannot be F10 repealed, that Vashti may no longer come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to another F11 who is more worthy than she.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F5 Lit saw the face of the king
F6 Lit do
F7 Lit go forth
F8 Lit to despise...in their eyes
F9 Lit word go forth from
F10 Lit pass away
F11 Lit her neighbor

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R12 Jeremiah 10:7; Daniel 2:2
R13 1 Chronicles 12:32
R14 2 Kings 25:19; Matthew 18:10
R15 Esther 8:8; Daniel 6:8

 
 

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