Esther 2:2

2 So his personal attendants suggested, “Let us search the empire to find beautiful young virgins for the king.

Esther 2:2 Meaning and Commentary

Esther 2:2

Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him
Fearing that, if Vashti should be restored, vengeance would be taken on them; or however to remove the grief and melancholy of the king, they gave the following advice: let there be fair young virgins sought for the king;
that he might enjoy them, and choose one of them, the most agreeable to him, and put her in the room of Vashti.

Esther 2:2 In-Context

1 But after Xerxes’ anger had subsided, he began thinking about Vashti and what she had done and the decree he had made.
2 So his personal attendants suggested, “Let us search the empire to find beautiful young virgins for the king.
3 Let the king appoint agents in each province to bring these beautiful young women into the royal harem at the fortress of Susa. Hegai, the king’s eunuch in charge of the harem, will see that they are all given beauty treatments.
4 After that, the young woman who most pleases the king will be made queen instead of Vashti.” This advice was very appealing to the king, so he put the plan into effect.
5 At that time there was a Jewish man in the fortress of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair. He was from the tribe of Benjamin and was a descendant of Kish and Shimei.