Esther 1:21
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New International Version
The king and his nobles were pleased with this advice, so the king did as Memukan proposed.

New Living Translation
The king and his nobles thought this made good sense, so he followed Memucan's counsel.

English Standard Version
This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.

New American Standard Bible
This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.

King James Bible
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king and his counselors approved the proposal, and he followed Memucan's advice.

International Standard Version
This seemed like a good idea to the king and his officials, so the king did what Memucan suggested.

NET Bible
The matter seemed appropriate to the king and the officials. So the king acted on the advice of Memucan.

New Heart English Bible
And this advice pleased the king and the officials, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king and his officials approved of this, and so the king did as Memucan suggested.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the word pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan;

New American Standard 1977
And this word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan;

King James 2000 Bible
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

American King James Version
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

American Standard Version
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Douay-Rheims Bible
His counsel pleased the king, and the princes: and the king did according to the counsel of Mamuchan.

Darby Bible Translation
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan.

English Revised Version
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

World English Bible
This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is good in the eyes of the king, and of the princes, and the king doth according to the word of Memucan,
Study Bible
Queen Vashti Deposed
20"When the king's edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small." 21This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed. 22So he sent letters to all the king's provinces, to each province according to its script and to every people according to their language, that every man should be the master in his own house and the one who speaks in the language of his own people.…
Cross References
Esther 1:20
"When the king's edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small."

Esther 1:22
So he sent letters to all the king's provinces, to each province according to its script and to every people according to their language, that every man should be the master in his own house and the one who speaks in the language of his own people.
Treasury of Scripture

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

pleased the king. Heb. was good in the eyes of the king.

Esther 1:19 If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, …

Esther 2:4 And let the maiden which pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti. …

Genesis 41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of …

Verse 21. - The king did according to the word of Memucan. This expression must not be pressed too closely. It does not imply more than that Memucan's advice was followed in a general way - Vashti disgraced, and the grounds of her disgrace published throughout the provinces. We cannot be sure that the decree was "written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes." Even if it was, it was always possible for a Persian king to give himself a dispensation from the law (see Herod., 3:58). And the saying pleased the king and the princes,.... The king, and the other six princes and counsellors, approved of the proposal, and unanimously agreed to it:

and the king did according to the word of Memucan; passed a law according to his advice, and signed and sealed it, and registered it among the laws of the kingdom, not to be revoked. 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.
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