Esther 1:2
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New International Version
At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa,

New Living Translation
At that time Xerxes ruled his empire from his royal throne at the fortress of Susa.

English Standard Version
in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel,

New American Standard Bible
in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was at the citadel in Susa,

King James Bible
That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In those days King Ahasuerus reigned from his royal throne in the fortress at Susa.

International Standard Version
At that time King Ahasuerus was ruling from Susa the capital.

NET Bible
In those days, as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa the citadel,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the time when King Xerxes sat on the royal throne in the fortress of Susa,

JPS Tanakh 1917
that in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the castle,

New American Standard 1977
in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was in Susa the capital,

Jubilee Bible 2000
That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan, the palace,

King James 2000 Bible
That in those days, when king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the citadel,

American King James Version
That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

American Standard Version
that in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he sat on the throne of his kingdom, the city Susan was the capital of his kingdom.

Darby Bible Translation
in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the fortress,

English Revised Version
that in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Webster's Bible Translation
That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

World English Bible
that in those days, when the King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

Young's Literal Translation
in those days, at the sitting of the king Ahasuerus on the throne of his kingdom, that is in Shushan the palace,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-9 The pride of Ahasuerus's heart rising with the grandeur of his kingdom, he made an extravagant feast. This was vain glory. Better is a dinner of herbs with quietness, than this banquet of wine, with all the noise and tumult that must have attended it. But except grace prevails in the heart, self-exaltation and self-indulgence, in one form or another, will be the ruling principle. Yet none did compel; so that if any drank to excess, it was their own fault. This caution of a heathen prince, even when he would show his generosity, may shame many called Christians, who, under pretence of sending the health round, send sin round, and death with it. There is a woe to them that do so; let them read it, and tremble, Hab 2:15,16.
Study Bible
Xerxes' Royal Feasts
1Now it took place in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, 2in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was at the citadel in Susa, 3in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his princes and attendants, the army officers of Persia and Media, the nobles and the princes of his provinces being in his presence.…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:46
"Besides, Solomon has even taken his seat on the throne of the kingdom.

Nehemiah 1:1
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capitol,

Esther 2:3
"Let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king's eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given them.

Daniel 8:2
I looked in the vision, and while I was looking I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam; and I looked in the vision and I myself was beside the Ulai Canal.
Treasury of Scripture

That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,

sat.

2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD …

1 Kings 1:46 And also Solomon sits on the throne of the kingdom.

Daniel 4:4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace:

Shushan.

Esther 2:3 And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom…

Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and …

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and …

Esther 9:12-15 And the king said to Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed …

Nehemiah 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in …

Daniel 8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was …

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