Esther 1:13

“ Then the king saide to the wise men, which knew the times (for so was the Kings maner towards all that knew law, and iudgement:”

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Other Translations

Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so [was] the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:
- King James Version

Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times--for it was the custom of the king so {to speak} before all who knew law and justice
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king said to the wise men, who had knowledge of the times, (for this was the king's way with all who were expert in law and in the giving of decisions:
- Basic English Bible

And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's business [conducted] before all that knew law and judgment;
- Darby Bible

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner towards all that knew law and judgment:
- Webster's Bible

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;
- World English Bible

And the king saith to wise men, knowing the times -- for so [is] the word of the king before all knowing law and judgment,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times--for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 1:13


1:13 The times - The histories of former times, what princes have done in such cases as this was.


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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