This very day the Persian and Median women of the nobility who have heard about the queen’s conduct will respond to all the king’s nobles in the same way. There will be no end of disrespect and discord.
Before this day is out, the wives of all the king’s nobles throughout Persia and Media will hear what the queen did and will start treating their husbands the same way. There will be no end to their contempt and anger.
Likewise shall the ladies of Persia and Media say this
day unto the king's princes, which have heard of the deed of
&c.] From henceforward they will give a like answer to their
husbands, when they lay their commands upon them, as Vashti has
to the king; they will tell them to their faces they will not
obey their orders: thus shall there arise too much contempt
there will be in wives a general contempt of their husbands,
which will cause discord and strife, quarrels, wrath and anger;
contempt on one part, wrath on the other, and contention between