Esther 2:17

“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the king loued Esther aboue all the women, and she obtained grace and fauour in his sight, more then all the virgins; so that hee set the royall crowne vpon her head, and made her queene, in stead of Uasthi.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained favor and kindness in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Esther was more pleasing to the king than all the women, and to his eyes she was fairer and more full of grace than all the other virgins: so he put his crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.
- Basic English Bible

And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins, and he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- Darby Bible

And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- Webster's Bible

The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she obtained favor and kindness in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown on her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- World English Bible

and the king loveth Esther above all the women, and she receiveth grace and kindness before him above all the virgins, and he setteth a royal crown on her head, and causeth her to reign instead of Vashti,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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