Esther 2:12

“ Now when euery maids turne was come, to goe in to King Ahasnerus, after that shee had bene twelue moneths, according to the maner of the women (for so were the dayes of their purifications accomplished, to wit, sixe moneths with oile of myrrhe, and sixe moneths with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women.)”

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Other Translations

Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, [to wit], six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with [other] things for the purifying of the women;)
- King James Version

Now when the turn of each young lady came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations for the women--for the days of their beautification were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when the turn of every maiden was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that it had been done to her according to the law for the women twelve months (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, `to wit', six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odors and with the things for the purifying of the women),
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now every girl, when her turn came, had to go in to King Ahasuerus, after undergoing, for a space of twelve months, what was ordered by the law for the women (for this was the time necessary for making them clean, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet perfumes and such things as are needed for making women clean):
- Basic English Bible

And when every maiden's turn came to go in to king Ahasuerus after that she had been treated for twelve months, according to the manner of the women (for so were the days of their purification accomplished -- six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with spices, and with things for the purifying of the women,
- Darby Bible

Now when every maid's turn had come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odors, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
- Webster's Bible

Each young woman's turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after her purification for twelve months (for so were the days of their purification accomplished, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet fragrances and with preparations for beautifying women).
- World English Bible

And in the drawing nigh of the turn of each young woman to come in unto the king Ahasuerus, at the end of there being to her -- according to the law of the women -- twelve months, for so they fulfil the days of their purifications; six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with spices, and with the purifications of women,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now when the turn of every maiden was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that it had been done to her according to the law for the women, twelve months--for so were the days of their anointing accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six month with sweet odours, and with other ointments of the women--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Esther 2

  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I think it's powerful to see Esther go from the pit to the palace
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I think Esther 2 teaches a lesson for the good and the bad.
  • Armetta
    Ahasuerus sounds like the name one would name a sneeze instead of the name of a king, yet Esther went before him like a trooper and her courage saved a very selective, and set aside group of people, who were and are chosen by God, The Jewish people. When Jesus walked on this earth, he was Jewish, born to a Jewish mother.
  • Armetta
    There is a beauty that is beyond the senses, Esther appeared to have both-------she probably had beauty from within. She was an orphan herself, and she had probably been teased by some members of her community for being reared by a relative instead of her birth parents whom she had never really known. Her courage to go before the King is to be noted, because she had to endure one year of beauty treatments before she could do so. She came along in a point of time to save her people, a special group of people through which all the nations of the world would be blessed.
  • Crystal Mac Nicol
    I woke last night with the words in my head Esther2.1 . I got out of bed and read it and further. I feel this is certainly a message from God for me . But not sure what the message is. Still thrilled to have a scripture.
  • Charles Harris
    The name of God is not mentioned in the book of Esther. However, His providential hand can be seen throughout it.

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