Esther 2:1-6 CSB

Search for a New Queen

1 Some time later, when King Ahasuerus' rage had cooled down, he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what was decided against her.

References for Esther 2:1

      2 The king's personal attendantsa suggested, "Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.

      References for Esther 2:2

        • a 2:2 - Lit The young men of the king who served him
          3 Let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom, so that they may assemble all the beautiful young virgins to the harem at the fortress of Susa. [Put them] under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women, and give them the required beautyb treatments.

          References for Esther 2:3

            • b 2:3 - Est 2:12
              4 Then the young woman who pleases the king will reign in place of Vashti." This suggestion pleased the king, and he did accordingly.
              5 A Jewish man was in the fortress of Susa named Mordecai son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite.
              6 He had been taken into exile from Jerusalem with the other captives when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon took King Jeconiahc of Judah into exile.d

              References for Esther 2:6

                • c 2:6 - Or Jehoiachin; 2 Kg 24; 25:27; 1 Ch 3:16-17
                • d 2:6 - 2 Kg 24:20-25:21