Esther 1:2

That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That in those dayes, when the King Ahasuerus sate on the throne of his kingdome, which was in Shushan the palace:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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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