Esther 1:21

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
- King James Version

{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

  • 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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