|Overview - Esther 1|
|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.|
Esther 1:16 (King James Version)
And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that are in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus.
- This reasoning was inconsequent and false. Vashti had not generally disobeyed the king, therefore she could be no precedent for the general conduct of the Persian women. She disobeyed only in one particular; and this, to serve a purpose, Memucan draws into a general consequence: and the rest came into the conclusion, being either too intoxicated to be able to discern right from wrong, or too intent on reducing women to a state of vassalage, to neglect the present favourable opportunity.
- done wrong
- Acts 18:14 ; 25:10 1 Corinthians 6:7 1 Corinthians 6:8