Esther 1:2

That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That in those dayes, when the King Ahasuerus sate on the throne of his kingdome, which was in Shushan the palace:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which {was} at the citadel in Susa,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,
- American Standard Version (1901)

That in those days, when King Ahasuerus was ruling in Shushan, his strong town,
- Basic English Bible

in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the fortress,
- Darby Bible

That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,
- Webster's Bible

that in those days, when the King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,
- World English Bible

in those days, at the sitting of the king Ahasuerus on the throne of his kingdom, that [is] in Shushan the palace,
- Youngs Literal Bible

that in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the castle,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 1:2


1:2 Sat - Was settled in the peaceable possession of it. Shushan - The chief or royal city. Shushan might be the proper name of the palace, which thence was given to the whole city. Here the kings of Persia used to keep their courts in winter, as at Exbatana in summer.


Discussion for Esther 1

  • Irene123
    We all have to have faith that is stronger than the fear of death; otherwise we won't make it. God knows our faith and He WILL test it in this life. A month ago I came down with a combo of flu/pneumonia. I was in hosp. for 7 days, sick at home a week before that. In hosp. God told me He was using me in answer to my prayers for my husband's salvation. Then I REJOICED for my trial.
  • Cynthia
    Esther is one person that when we get to Heaven, I shall seek out. She has always been a source of inspiration for me when I have had to face the "Haman's" in my life. She not only ruled well, she believed well. She is a role model for all women who love God and are faced with a situation where we need courage, in spite of our fears.

    My mother read this story to me as a child. I never forgot.
  • Fabian Ngomah
    Its a dream verse for me
  • Patricia
    The book of Esther has many inter. ideas. I am encouraged when I read of her obedience to her uncle M. and trust in God - as she request prayer and fasting! Could this be a lesson for us to go boldly before our King? He loves us even more than King A. loved Esther - He extends the golden scepter as we seek Him. Also inter., this happened 5 years after Esther was queen.




  • Jennifer
    Queen Vashti was out of order. Women are supposed to honor and respect their husbands, reverence them as kings, even if they are drunken. Meek and lowly wives are to be; symbolic of Jesus... "a sheep for the slaughter."
    Have faith in God, no matter what. Do not take matters into your own hands or you can be replaced. Don't let your beauty go to your head; stay humble.
  • Nancy Darius
    Enjoyed the book of Esther.m

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