5 When these days were completed, the king gave a banquet lasting seven days for all the people who were present at the citadel in Susa, from the greatest to the least, in the court of 1the garden of the king's palace.
7 Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful 3according to the king's abounty.
8 The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person.