Esther 1:12

Overview - Esther 1
Ahasuerus makes royal feasts.
10 Vashti, sent for, refuses to come.
13 Ahasuerus, by the counsel of Memucan, puts away Vashti, and makes the decree of men's sovereignty.
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Esther 1:12  (King James Version)
But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

the queen
This refusal of Vashti's, to expose herself to the view of such a group of drunken Bacchanalians, was highly praiseworthy, and became the dignity of her rank and the modesty of her sex.

Genesis 3:16 ; Ephesians 5:22 Ephesians 5:24 ; 1 Peter 3:1

by his chamberlains
Hebrew which was by the hand of his
was the king.
Proverbs 19:12 ; 20:2 Daniel 2:12 ; Daniel 3:13 Daniel 3:19 Nahum 1:6 ; Revelation 6:16 Revelation 6:17

Exodus 32:19 Exodus 32:22 ; Deuteronomy 29:20 ; Psalms 74:1 ; 79:5