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Jubilee Bible 2000

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Esther 1

JUB 1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus (this <em>is</em> Ahasuerus who reigned from India even unto Ethiopia <em>over</em> one hundred and twenty-seven provinces) NIV 1 This is what happened during the time of Xerxes, the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush : JUB 2 <em>That</em> in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which <em>was</em> in Shushan, the palace, NIV 2 At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa, JUB 3 In the third year of his reign, he made a banquet unto all his princes and his slaves, <em>having</em> before him the power of Persia and Media, the governors and princes of the provinces, ‘ NIV 3 and in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his nobles and officials. The military leaders of Persia and Media, the princes, and the nobles of the provinces were present. JUB 4 to show them the riches of the glory of his kingdom and the honour of beauty of his greatness for many days, <em>even</em> one hundred and eighty days. NIV 4 For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty. JUB 5 And when these days were expired, the king made a banquet unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, for seven days, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. NIV 5 When these days were over, the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days, in the enclosed garden of the king’s palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest who were in the citadel of Susa. JUB 6 <em>There were</em> white, green, and blue <em>hangings</em>, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble; the beds <em>were of</em> gold and silver, upon a pavement of porphyre and of marble and of alabaster and of blue. NIV 6 The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones. JUB 7 And they gave <em>them</em> drink in vessels of gold (the vessels being diverse one from another) and royal wine in abundance, according to the power of the king. NIV 7 Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant, in keeping with the king’s liberality. JUB 8 And the drink <em>was</em> according to this law: let no one constrain themselves; for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house that they should do according to the will of each one. NIV 8 By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink with no restrictions, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished. JUB 9 Likewise Vashti, the queen, made a banquet for the women <em>in</em> the royal house of King Ahasuerus. NIV 9 Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes. JUB 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs that served in the presence of Ahasuerus, the king, NIV 10 On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him—Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Karkas— JUB 11 to bring Vashti, the queen, before the king with the crown of the kingdom, to show the people and the princes her beauty, for she <em>was</em> fair to behold. NIV 11 to bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at. JUB 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s word by <em>his</em> eunuchs; therefore, the king was very wroth, and his anger burned in him. NIV 12 But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger. JUB 13 Then the king asked the wise men, who knew the times, (for so <em>was</em> the king’s manner toward all that knew <em>about</em> the law and rights, NIV 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 JUB 14 and the next to him <em>was</em> Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king’s face, <em>and</em> who sat first in the kingdom;) NIV 14 and were closest to the king—Karshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memukan, the seven nobles of Persia and Media who had special access to the king and were highest in the kingdom. JUB 15 What shall we do unto Queen Vashti according to law because she has not performed the decree of King Ahasuerus by the eunuchs? NIV 15 “According to law, what must be done to Queen Vashti?” he asked. “She has not obeyed the command of King Xerxes that the eunuchs have taken to her.” JUB 16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti, the queen, has not only committed iniquity against the king, but also against all the princes and against all the people that <em>are</em> in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus. NIV 16 Then Memukan replied in the presence of the king and the nobles, “Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces of King Xerxes. JUB 17 For <em>this</em> deed of the queen shall be <em>known</em> abroad unto all the women so that they shall despise their husbands, saying, King Ahasuerus commanded Vashti, the queen, to be brought in before him, but she did not come. NIV 17 For the queen’s conduct will become known to all the women, and so they will despise their husbands and say, ‘King Xerxes commanded Queen Vashti to be brought before him, but she would not come.’ JUB 18 And now the princesses of Persia and Media who have heard of the deed of the queen shall say <em>this</em> unto all the king’s princes, and <em>there shall be</em> much contempt and wrath. NIV 18 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. JUB 19 If it pleases the king, let there go forth a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it not be altered, That Vashti come no more before King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she. NIV 19 “Therefore, if it pleases the king, let him issue a royal decree and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Xerxes. Also let the king give her royal position to someone else who is better than she. JUB 20 And this sentence which the king shall make shall be heard throughout all his empire, although it is great, and all the wives shall give their husbands honour, from the greatest to the least. NIV 20 Then when the king’s edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest.” JUB 21 And this word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan; NIV 21 The king and his nobles were pleased with this advice, so the king did as Memukan proposed. JUB 22 for he sent letters into all the king’s provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, saying, That every man should bear rule in his own house and that <em>it</em> should be published according to the language of every people. NIV 22 He sent dispatches to all parts of the kingdom, to each province in its own script and to each people in their own language, proclaiming that every man should be ruler over his own household, using his native tongue.

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