Esther 1:7

“And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Esther 1:7

And they gaue them drinke in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diuers one from another) and royall wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful according to the king's bounty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they gave them drink in vessels of gold (the vessels being diverse one from another), and royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they gave them drink in gold vessels, every vessel being different, and wine of the kingdom, freely given by the king.
- Basic English Bible

And they gave drink in vessels of gold (the vessels being diverse one from another), and royal wine in abundance, according to the king's bounty.
- Darby Bible

And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
- Webster's Bible

They gave them drinks in golden vessels of various kinds, including royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.
- World English Bible

and the giving of drink in vessels of gold, and the vessels [are] divers vessels, and the royal wine [is] abundant, as a memorial of the king.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they gave them drink in vessels of gold--the vessels being diverse one from another--and royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Esther 1:7

Wesley's Notes for Esther 1:7


1:6 Beds - For in those eastern countries, they did not then sit at tables as we do, but rested or leaned upon beds or couches.

1:8 The law - According to this law which the king had now made, that none should compel another to drink more than he pleased. How does this Heathen prince shame many, that are called Christians, who think they do not make their friends welcome, unless they make them drunk, and under pretence of sending the health round, send the sin round, and death with it!

1:9 Women - While the king entertained the men. For this was the common custom of the Persians, that men and women did not feast together.


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