Esther 1:13
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New International Version
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

New Living Translation
He immediately consulted with his wise advisers, who knew all the Persian laws and customs, for he always asked their advice.

English Standard Version
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,

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times-- for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king consulted the wise men who understood the times, for it was his normal procedure to confer with experts in law and justice.

International Standard Version
The king spoke to the wise men who understood the times, for it was the king's custom to consult all those who understood law and justice.

NET Bible
The king then inquired of the wise men who were discerners of the times--for it was the royal custom to confer with all those who were proficient in laws and legalities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, the king usually asked for advice from all the experts in royal decrees and decisions,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times--for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;

New American Standard 1977
Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times—for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king asked the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew about the law and rights,

King James 2000 Bible
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:

American King James Version
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:

American Standard Version
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Baked the wise men, who according to the custom of the kings, were always near his person, and all he did was by their counsel, who knew the laws, and judgments of their forefathers:

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's business [conducted] before all that knew law and judgment;

English Revised Version
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;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner towards all that knew law and judgment:

World English Bible
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to wise men, knowing the times -- for so is the word of the king before all knowing law and judgment,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:10-22 Ahasuerus's feast ended in heaviness, by his own folly. Seasons of peculiar festivity often end in vexation. Superiors should be careful not to command what may reasonably be disobeyed. But when wine is in, men's reason departs from them. He that had rule over 127 provinces, had no rule over his own spirit. But whether the passion or the policy of the king was served by this decree, God's providence made way for Esther to the crown, and defeated Haman's wicked project, even before it had entered into his heart, and he arrived at his power. Let us rejoice that the Lord reigns, and will overrule the madness or folly of mankind to promote his own glory, and the safety and happiness of his people.
Study Bible
Queen Vashti Deposed
12But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him. 13Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times-- for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice 14and were close to him: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media who had access to the king's presence and sat in the first place in the kingdom--…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 12:32
Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.

Esther 1:12
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him.

Jeremiah 10:7
Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You.

Daniel 2:2
Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.
Treasury of Scripture

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:

the wise.

Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: …

Daniel 2:2,12,27 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, …

Daniel 4:6,7 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me…

Daniel 5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, …

Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod …

knew.

1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding …

Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is …

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