13 Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times

Read Esther 1:13 Using Other Translations

Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:
Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for this was the king's procedure toward all who were versed in law and judgment,
He immediately consulted with his wise advisers, who knew all the Persian laws and customs, for he always asked their advice.