Esther 1:13

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Emodi Ogechukwu
    The first time I read Esther, I was inspired beyond words. The obedience of Esther to Modecai, her humility to Hegai, and her strong faith in God. I saw where God used something out of nothing and made something out of it, to the glory of his name. if we trust in him, all things are possible. I am currently writing a short story for children on Esther, so as to inspire them as it has inspired me!!
  • Judeth of the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin
    Israelites ancestry of How the Feast of Purim came about
  • Pearlie Webb
    God always has a plan and a way of escape for His people.This happened in order for Esther to come in .At the same time it's still a lesson in ch. 1 WIVES HONOR YOUR HUSBANDS..God is a God of order..
  • Irene123
    We all have to have faith that is stronger than the fear of death; otherwise we won't make it. God knows our faith and He WILL test it in this life. A month ago I came down with a combo of flu/pneumonia. I was in hosp. for 7 days, sick at home a week before that. In hosp. God told me He was using me in answer to my prayers for my husband's salvation. Then I REJOICED for my trial.
  • Cynthia
    Esther is one person that when we get to Heaven, I shall seek out. She has always been a source of inspiration for me when I have had to face the "Haman's" in my life. She not only ruled well, she believed well. She is a role model for all women who love God and are faced with a situation where we need courage, in spite of our fears.

    My mother read this story to me as a child. I never forgot.
  • Fabian Ngomah
    Its a dream verse for me

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