Esther 1:1 NIV

Queen Vashti Deposed

1 This is what happened during the time of Xerxes,a1 the Xerxes who ruled over "127 provinces2 stretching from India to Cushb:3

References for Esther 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew "Ahasuerus," a variant of Xerxes' Persian name; here and throughout Esther
    • b 1:1 - That is, the upper Nile region