9 Also Uasthi the Queene made a feast for the women, in the royall house which belonged to king Ahasuerus. Esther 1:1 KJV Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:) KJV: King James Version 9:1 Ahasuerus (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned # Esth. In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of … We find in this book, that even those Jews who were scattered in the province of the heathen, were taken care of, and were wonderfully preserved, when threatened with destruction. All rights reserved worldwide. 11 To bring Uasthi the Queene before the king, with the Crowne royall, to shew the people, and the Princes her beautie: for she was faire to looke on. 17 For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not. Thus shall there arise too much contempt and wrath. Geneva Study Bible. Superiors should be careful not to command what may reasonably be disobeyed. Better is a dinner of herbs with quietness, than this banquet of wine, with all the noise and tumult that must have attended it. In the third yeere of his reigne, he made a feast vnto all his Princes, and his seruants, the power of … 3 In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him: 4 When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days. This caution of a heathen prince, even when he would show his generosity, may shame many called Christians, who, under pretence of sending the health round, send sin round, and death with it. 7 And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king. Now it came to pass in the days of {a} Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an {b} hundred and seven and twenty provinces:). Nehemiah 13 Job 1 Esther 1-10 King James Version (KJV) 1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:) 2 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace, Though the name of God be not in this book, the finger of God is shown by minute events for the bringing about his people's deliverance. 17 For the queen’s conduct will become known to all the women, and so they will despise their husbands and say, ‘King Xerxes commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, but she would not come.’ 18 This very day the Persian and Median women of the nobility who have heard about the queen’s conduct will respond to all the king’s nobles in the same way. Queen Vashti Refuses to Obey Ahasuerus' Command. Esther 1 King James Version << Nehemiah 13 | Esther 1 | Esther 2 >> Queen Vashti Defies King Ahasuerus. Several things in this chapter itself are very instructive and of great use; but the design of recording the story of it is to show how way was made for Esther to the crown, in order to her being instrumental to defeat Haman’s plot, and this long before the plot was laid, that we may observe and admire the foresight and vast reaches of Providence. (1-9) Vashti's refusal to appear, The king's decree. chamberlains: or, eunuchs. 2 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace. This history comes in between #Ezr 6; 7|.The royal feast of Ahasuerus. (10-22)1-9 The pride of Ahasuerus's heart rising with the grandeur of his kingdom, he made an extravagant feast. 12 But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him. 8 And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure. 1 Now it came to passe in the dayes of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned from India, euen vnto Ethiopia, ouer an hundred, and seuen and twentie prouinces.). 19 If it please the king, let there go a royall commandement from him, and let it bee written among the lawes of the Persians, and the Medes, that it be not altered, that Uasthi come no more before king Ahasuerus, and let the king giue her royall estate vnto another that is better then she. 21 And the saying pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan: 22 For he sent letters into all the kings prouinces, into euery prouince, according to the writing thereof, and to euery people after their language, that euery man should beare rule in his owne house, and that it should be published according to the language of euerie people. 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Esther 1 (King James Version) 1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:) 2 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace, 1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:). 15 “According to law, what must be done to Queen Vashti?” he asked. 9 Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;) Esther 1 - Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus* (this [was] the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia), 1 Now it came to pass in the days of # Ezra 4:6; Dan. 16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that are in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus. 20 Then when the king’s edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest.”. “She has not obeyed the command of King Xerxes that the eunuchs have taken to her.”, 16 Then Memukan replied in the presence of the king and the nobles, “Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces of King Xerxes. The author of Esther patterned much of his material on the events of the Joseph story (see notes on 2:3-4,9,21-23; 3:4; 4:14; 6:1,8,14; 8:6), in which the remnant motif is … 19 If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she. (I) 8 By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink with no restrictions, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished. 20 And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small. 4 For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty. There were couches(H) of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones. On the {g} seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, (g) Which was the last day of the feast that the king made for the people as in Es 1:5. 2 Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: 17 For this deed of the queene shall come abroad vnto all women, so that they shal despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall bee reported; The king Ahasuerus commanded Uasthi the queene to be brought in before him, but she came not. 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