Esther 1:1-6 NRS

1 This happened in the days of Ahasuerus, the same Ahasuerus who ruled over one hundred twenty-seven provinces from India to Ethiopia. a

References for Esther 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or [Nubia]; Heb [Cush]
      2 In those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in the citadel of Susa,
      3 in the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers. The army of Persia and Media and the nobles and governors of the provinces were present,
      4 while he displayed the great wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and pomp of his majesty for many days, one hundred eighty days in all.
      5 When these days were completed, the king gave for all the people present in the citadel of Susa, both great and small, a banquet lasting for seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace.
      6 There were white cotton curtains and blue hangings tied with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings b and marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl, and colored stones.

      References for Esther 1:6

        • b 1:6 - Or [rods]