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.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

  • Pauz
    am really amazed with the confident of Esther for being foreigner in the land and ended up the prince of the kingdom, One thing have learned in the these story is that Gods grace is always with heart broken people and those who mourn.That reminds me when Jesus also said that blessed are the poor. blessed are those who mourn for they shall lough,And now we esther is loughing, we need to humble
  • DOT
    If only women of today would follow Esther's example. Women have taken over in all fields. Don't see many "ladies" any more.
  • Irene Allen
    If my husband was partying for a long time with his male friends from 127 provinces an d at the end send for me, I would not go. My life and reputation in such a drunken crowd. Yes wives are to obey their husbands and shouldn't a husband respect his wife? The king was a Godless boozer along with his cohorts. This might have been God's doing to save the Jewish people.
  • Andrew
    I want to embrace this book of the Bible , I really do I used to think was illegitimate for reasons of not even mentioning ‘God’ Have realized that the Sacred Name may be in acrostic, whether in King James English or the Hebrew manuscripts or both, I know not. Only would love to find His Name ‘hidden’ in the text.


  • BSP
    Verse 17~The bad decisions of those in power can have a bad effect on those who associate with them or are under their power.
  • Esther
    God is awesome. Esther had grace. So let's be praying for the grace of God

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