Esther 2:2
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Then the king's personal attendants proposed, "Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.

New Living Translation
So his personal attendants suggested, "Let us search the empire to find beautiful young virgins for the king.

English Standard Version
Then the king’s young men who attended him said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought out for the king.

Berean Study Bible
Then the king's attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king,

New American Standard Bible
Then the king's attendants, who served him, said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

King James Bible
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

Christian Standard Bible
The king's personal attendants suggested, "Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.

Contemporary English Version
Then the king's personal servants said: Your Majesty, a search must be made to find you some beautiful young women.

Good News Translation
So some of the king's advisers who were close to him suggested, "Why don't you make a search to find some beautiful young virgins?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king's personal attendants suggested, "Let a search be made for beautiful young women for the king.

International Standard Version
Then the young men who attended the king suggested, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

NET Bible
The king's servants who attended him said, "Let a search be conducted in the king's behalf for attractive young women.

New Heart English Bible
Then the king's servants who served him said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the king's personal staff said to him, "Search for attractive young virgins for the king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him: 'Let there be sought for the king young virgins fair to look on;

New American Standard 1977
Then the king’s attendants, who served him, said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king's servants that ministered unto him said, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king,

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be beautiful young virgins sought out for the king:

American King James Version
Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

American Standard Version
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king's servants and his officers said: Let young women be sought for the king, virgins and beautiful,

Darby Bible Translation
Then said the king's servants that attended upon him, Let there be maidens, virgins of beautiful countenance, sought for the king;

English Revised Version
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

World English Bible
Then the king's servants who served him said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

Young's Literal Translation
and servants of the king, his ministers, say, 'Let them seek for the king young women, virgins, of good appearance,
Study Bible
Seeking Vashti's Successor
1Some time later, when the anger of King Xerxes had subsided, he recalled Vashti and what she had done, and what had been decreed against her. 2Then the king's attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king, 3and let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom to assemble all the beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch in charge of the women, and give them the required beauty treatments.…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:2
So his servants said to him, "Let us search for a young virgin for our lord the king, to attend to him and care for him and lie by his side to keep him warm."

Esther 2:3
and let the king appoint commissioners in each province of his kingdom to assemble all the beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king's eunuch in charge of the women, and give them the required beauty treatments.

Treasury of Scripture

Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:

king's servants.

Esther 1:10,14 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, …

Esther 6:14 And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains…

Let there be.

Genesis 12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians …

1 Kings 1:2 Why his servants said to him, Let there be sought for my lord the …

Verse 2. - The king's servants that ministered unto him. i.e. the great officers of the court, eunuchs and others, who had been more or less concerned in the disgrace of Vashti. Fair young virgins. Or, "young virgins fair to look on" (see Esther 1:11). 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. 2:1-20 We see to what absurd practices those came, who were destitute of Divine revelation, and what need there was of the gospel of Christ, to purify men from the lusts of the flesh, and to bring them back to the original institution of marriage. Esther was preferred as queen. Those who suggest that Esther committed sin to come at this dignity, do not consider the custom of those times and countries. Every one that the king took was married to him, and was his wife, though of a lower rank. But how low is human nature sunk, when such as these are the leading pursuits and highest worldly happiness of men! Disappointment and vexation must follow; and he most wisely consults his enjoyment, even in this present life, who most exactly obeys the precepts of the Divine law. But let us turn to consider the wise and merciful providence of God, carrying on his deep but holy designs in the midst of all this. And let no change in our condition be a pretext for forgetting our duties to parents, or the friends who have stood in their place.
Jump to Previous
Appearance Attendants Attended Beautiful Countenance Fair Good King's Maidens Ministered Ministers Personal Proposed Search Seek Servants Served Sought Virgins Waiting Women Young
Jump to Next
Appearance Attendants Attended Beautiful Countenance Fair Good King's Maidens Ministered Ministers Personal Proposed Search Seek Servants Served Sought Virgins Waiting Women Young
Links
Esther 2:2 NIV
Esther 2:2 NLT
Esther 2:2 ESV
Esther 2:2 NASB
Esther 2:2 KJV

Esther 2:2 Biblia Paralela
Esther 2:2 Chinese Bible
Esther 2:2 French Bible
Esther 2:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: a attendants be beautiful for him king king's Let made personal proposed said search served sought the Then virgins who young

OT History: Esther 2:2 Then the king's servants who served him (Est Esth. Es) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Esther 2:1
Top of Page
Top of Page