Esther 1:12

“But the Queene Uasthi refused to come at the Kings commandement by his chamberlens: therefore was the King very wroth, and his anger burned in him.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by the chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when the servants gave her the king's order, Vashti the queen said she would not come: then the king was very angry, and his heart was burning with wrath.
- Basic English Bible

But the queen Vashti refused to come at the word of the king which was [sent] by the chamberlains; and the king was very wroth, and his fury burned in him.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by the eunuchs. Therefore the king was very angry, and his anger burned in him.
- World English Bible

and the queen Vashti refuseth to come in at the word of the king that [is] by the hand of the eunuchs, and the king is very wroth, and his fury hath burned in him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by the chamberlains; therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 1:12


1:12 Refused - Being favoured in this refusal by the law of Persia, which was to keep mens wives, and especially queens, from the view of other men.


Discussion for Esther 1

  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I think God is saying know who your ruler is. Know where you belong.
  • Kimberley
    My favorite book in the bible! God made Esther for such a time as this... To save her people from destruction, but Esther had a heart for God, and all was in Gods perfect timing, when we put our total trust in Him, there is nothing He won't do for His children, He loves us so very much!
  • Shirley
    esther she was a true woman of GOD humble and hounarable , faithful and always seeking the face of GOD .
  • Sammy
    Esther is great revelation of how perfect is Gods plan for salvation he will save no matter how weak we are or how strong the enemy is
  • Salami oyiza
    Esther is a humble charming girl and God rewarded her humility remarkably.
  • Salomey
    The fact that God was working on the other side women should be respectful and honor their husband's because the word of God says men are the heard of the family whlist Chris is the heard of the church.

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