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Esther (Esther) 1 :: Latin Vulgate (VUL)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:1 - in diebus Asueri qui regnavit ab India usque Aethiopiam super centum viginti septem provincias

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:2 - quando sedit in solio regni sui Susa civitas regni eius exordium fuit

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:3 - tertio igitur anno imperii sui fecit grande convivium cunctis principibus et pueris suis fortissimis Persarum et Medorum inclitis et praefectis provinciarum coram se

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:4 - ut ostenderet divitias gloriae regni sui ac magnitudinem atque iactantiam potentiae suae multo tempore centum videlicet et octoginta diebus

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:5 - cumque implerentur dies convivii invitavit omnem populum qui inventus est Susis a maximo usque ad minimum et septem diebus iussit convivium praeparari in vestibulo horti et nemoris quod regio cultu et manu consitum erat

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:6 - et pendebant ex omni parte tentoria aerii coloris et carpasini et hyacinthini sustentata funibus byssinis atque purpureis qui eburneis circulis inserti erant et columnis marmoreis fulciebantur lectuli quoque aurei et argentei super pavimentum zmaragdino et pario stratum lapide dispositi erant quod mira varietate pictura decorabat

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:7 - bibebant autem qui invitati erant aureis poculis et aliis atque aliis vasis cibi inferebantur vinum quoque ut magnificentia regia dignum erat abundans et praecipuum ponebatur

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - nec erat qui nolentes cogeret ad bibendum sed sic rex statuerat praeponens mensis singulos de principibus suis ut sumeret unusquisque quod vellet

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:9 - Vasthi quoque regina fecit convivium feminarum in palatio ubi rex Asuerus manere consueverat

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:10 - itaque die septimo cum rex esset hilarior et post nimiam potionem incaluisset mero praecepit Mauman et Bazatha et Arbona et Bagatha et Abgatha et Zarath et Charchas septem eunuchis qui in conspectu eius ministrabant

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:11 - ut introducerent reginam Vasthi coram rege posito super caput eius diademate et ostenderet cunctis populis et principibus illius pulchritudinem erat enim pulchra valde

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:12 - quae rennuit et ad regis imperium quod per eunuchos mandaverat venire contempsit unde iratus rex et nimio furore succensus

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:13 - interrogavit sapientes qui ex more regio semper ei aderant et illorum faciebat cuncta consilio scientium leges ac iura maiorum

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - erant autem primi et proximi Charsena et Sethar et Admatha et Tharsis et Mares et Marsana et Mamucha septem duces Persarum atque Medorum qui videbant faciem regis et primi post eum residere soliti erant

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:15 - cui sententiae Vasthi regina subiaceret quae Asueri regis imperium quod per eunuchos mandaverat facere noluisset

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:16 - responditque Mamuchan audiente rege atque principibus non solum regem laesit regina Vasthi sed omnes principes et populos qui sunt in cunctis provinciis regis Asueri

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:17 - egredietur enim sermo reginae ad omnes mulieres ut contemnant viros suos et dicant rex Asuerus iussit ut regina Vasthi intraret ad eum et illa noluit

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:18 - atque hoc exemplo omnes principum coniuges Persarum atque Medorum parvipendent imperia maritorum unde regis iusta est indignatio

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - et si tibi placet egrediatur edictum a facie tua et scribatur iuxta legem Persarum atque Medorum quam praeteriri inlicitum est ut nequaquam ultra Vasthi ingrediatur ad regem sed regnum illius altera quae melior illa est accipiat

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:20 - et hoc in omne quod latissimum est provinciarum tuarum divulgetur imperium et cunctae uxores tam maiorum quam minorum deferant maritis suis

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:21 - placuit consilium eius regi et principibus fecitque rex iuxta consultum Mamuchan

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:22 - et misit epistulas ad universas provincias regni sui ut quaeque gens audire et legere poterat diversis linguis et litteris esse viros principes ac maiores in domibus suis et hoc per cunctos populos divulgari

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