Esther 1:21

“And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the saying pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{This} word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this suggestion seemed good to the king and the captains; and the king did as Memucan said;
- Basic English Bible

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan.
- Darby Bible

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
- Webster's Bible

This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
- World English Bible

And the thing is good in the eyes of the king, and of the princes, and the king doth according to the word of Memucan,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the word pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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