Esther 1:2

“That in those dayes, when the King Ahasuerus sate on the throne of his kingdome, which was in Shushan the palace:”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

[That] in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which [was] in Shushan the palace,
- King James Version

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

  • 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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