Esther 2:23

“And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therfore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the booke of the chronicles before the king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when the plot was investigated and found {to be so,} they were both hanged on a gallows; and it was written in the Book of the Chronicles in the king's presence.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when inquisition was made of the matter, and it was found to be so, they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the thing had been looked into, it was seen to be true, and the two of them were put to death by hanging on a tree: and it was put down in the records before the king.
- Basic English Bible

And the matter was investigated and found out; and they were both hanged on a tree. And it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.
- Darby Bible

And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was discovered; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.
- Webster's Bible

When this matter was investigated, and it was found to be so, they were both hanged on a tree; and it was written in the book of the chronicles in the king's presence.
- World English Bible

and the thing is sought out, and found, and they are hanged both of them on a tree, and it is written in the book of the Chronicles before the king.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when inquisition was made of the matter, and it was found to be so, they were both hanged on a tree; and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.
- 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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