Esther 1:9

“Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Also Uasthi the Queene made a feast for the women, in the royall house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Vashti the queen gave a feast for the women in the house of King Ahasuerus.
- Basic English Bible

Also the queen Vashti made a feast for the women of the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
- Darby Bible

Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
- Webster's Bible

Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
- World English Bible

Also Vashti the queen hath made a banquet for women, in the royal house that the king Ahasuerus hath.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 1:9


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.


Discussion for Esther 1

  • BSP
    Verse 12: Vashti did not have respect for her husband and this led to her downfall.
  • 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.

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