Esther 6:1

“On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Esther 6:1

On that night could not the King sleepe, and hee commaunded to bring the booke of Records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

On that night could not the king sleep; and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That night the king was unable to get any sleep; and he sent for the books of the records; and while some one was reading them to the king,
- Basic English Bible

On that night sleep fled from the king. And he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
- Darby Bible

In that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
- Webster's Bible

On that night, the king couldn't sleep. He commanded the book of records of the chronicles to be brought, and they were read to the king.
- World English Bible

On that night hath the sleep of the king fled away, and he saith to bring in the book of memorials of the Chronicles, and they are read before the king,
- Youngs Literal Bible

On that night could not the king sleep; and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Esther 6:1

Wesley's Notes for Esther 6:1


6:1 Sleep - How vain are all the contrivances of foolish man against the wise and omnipotent God, who hath the hearts and hands of kings and all men perfectly at his disposal, and can by such trivial accidents (as they are accounted) change their minds, and produce such terrible effects. Were read - His mind being troubled he knew not how, nor why, he chuses this for a diversion, God putting this thought into him, for otherwise he might have diverted himself, as he used to do, with his wives or concubines, or voices and instruments of musick, which were far more agreeable to his temper.


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