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Esther 1 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:1 - Now it happened in the days of Achashverosh (this is Achashverosh who reigned from Hoddu even to Kush, over one hundred twenty-seven provinces),

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:2 - that in those days, when the king Achashverosh sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:3 - in the third year of his reign, he made a feast to all his princes and his servants; the power of Paras and Madai, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him;

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:4 - when he shown the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even one hundred eighty days.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:5 - When these days were fulfilled, the king made a feast to all the people who were present in Shushan the palace, both great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:6 - There were hangings of white cloth, of green, and of blue, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the couches were of gold and silver, on a pavement of red, and white, and yellow, and black marble.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:7 - They gave them drink in vessels of gold (the vessels being diverse one from another), and royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - The drinking was according to the law; none could compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:9 - Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Achashverosh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:10 - On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Bizeta, Harvona, Bigta, and Avagta, Zetar, and Karkas, the seven chamberlains who ministered in the presence of Achashverosh the king,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:11 - to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to show the peoples and the princes her beauty; for she was beautiful to look on.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:12 - But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's mitzvah by the chamberlains: therefore was the king very angry, and his anger burned in him.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:13 - Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all who knew law and judgment;

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - and the next to him were Karshena, ShetarShibah|Shiv`ah, Admata, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memukhan, the seven princes of Paras and Madai, who saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom),

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:15 - What shall we do to the queen Vashti according to law, because she has not done the bidding of the king Achashverosh by the chamberlains?

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:16 - Memukhan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen has not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the peoples who are in all the provinces of the king Achashverosh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:17 - For this deed of the queen will come abroad to all women, to make their husbands contemptible in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Achashverosh commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she didn't come.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:18 - This day will the princesses of Paras and Madai who have heard of the deed of the queen say the like to all the king's princes. So will there arise much contempt and wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - If it please the king, let there go forth a royal mitzvah from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Paras and the Madai, that it not be altered, that Vashti come no more before king Achashverosh; and let the king give her royal estate to another who is better than she.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:20 - When the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give to their husbands honor, both to great and small.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:21 - The saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memukhan:

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:22 - for he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing of it, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and should speak according to the language of his people.
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The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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