Esther 2:2

“Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then saide the kings seruants, that ministred vnto him, Let there bee faire yong virgins sought for the king:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king's attendants, who served him, said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the servants who were waiting on the king said to him, Let search be made for some fair young virgins for the king:
- Basic English Bible

Then said the king's servants that attended upon him, Let there be maidens, virgins of beautiful countenance, sought for the king;
- Darby Bible

Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
- Webster's Bible

Then the king's servants who served him said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.
- World English Bible

and servants of the king, his ministers, say, `Let them seek for the king young women, virgins, of good appearance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him: 'Let there be sought for the king young virgins fair to look on;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Esther 2

  • A disciple
    Queen; That is a nice thought in some way, but not really true in every case. When God sees a degree of integrity still in men's hearts, then He does indeed keep them from sinning against Him; and the case with Esther was like that with Ahashverosh the king, who we will find to be a really good man. And so for us who wish to please the Lord and be useful to Him, the Light in us convicts people.
  • QUEEN
    ESTHER WAS A WOMAN WHO CARRIED GOD'S OWN GRACE AND SUPPERNATURAL FAVOUR AND SO OBTAINED IT IN THE SIGHT OF THE KING IMMEDIATELY SHE WAS PREPARED AND SENT BEFORE HIM. AND SO I HAVE LEARNT THAT IF GOD BLESSES YOU NO MAN CAN REJECT YOU. AMEN
  • Chanda
    Young Woman should be purified before she goes before her King. They need to learn about the love of Jesus, her body as the temple of God and proper submission to God and Man before marriage.

    Credit: Jennifer (Thank You)
  • Irene123
    It doesn't matter at all what we think should be done in living for God; what His word says is all that matters. The O.T. was a 'teacher', 'shadow' to bring us to Christ of the N.T. JESUS fulfilled all the ceremonial laws; it's all in Him now. The O.T. MORAL laws still stand, i.e. the ten commandments, Deut. 22:5 - anything in the O.T. that was an 'abomination' - still stands.
  • Moses
    She's the girl of morals, thanks uncle Mordecai
  • Jennifer
    Before any woman goes before her king she should be purified. I think young virgins today should be put through at least 1 yr. of purification before marriage: mind, body, soul, and spirit. A time to study about the love of Jesus, her body as the temple of God, having the mind of Christ, and proper submission to GOD and man. Many young women today have no guidance or wise counsel. Be blessed.

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