Esther 1:1-3 NIV

Queen Vashti Deposed

1 This is what happened during the time of Xerxes,a the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cushb :

References for Esther 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew "Ahasuerus" ; here and throughout Esther
    • b 1:1 - That is, the upper Nile region
      2 At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa,

      References for Esther 1:2

      3 and in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his nobles and officials. The military leaders of Persia and Media, the princes, and the nobles of the provinces were present.

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