Esther 1:4
New International Version
For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty.

New Living Translation
The celebration lasted 180 days--a tremendous display of the opulent wealth of his empire and the pomp and splendor of his majesty.

English Standard Version
while he showed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor and pomp of his greatness for many days, 180 days.

Berean Study Bible
And for a full 180 days, he displayed the glorious riches of his kingdom and the magnificent splendor of his greatness.

New American Standard Bible
And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days.

King James Bible
When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

Christian Standard Bible
He displayed the glorious wealth of his kingdom and the magnificent splendor of his greatness for a total of 180 days.

Contemporary English Version
For 180 days he showed off his wealth and spent a lot of money to impress his guests with the greatness of his kingdom.

Good News Translation
For six whole months he made a show of the riches of the imperial court with all its splendor and majesty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He displayed the glorious wealth of his kingdom and the magnificent splendor of his greatness for a total of 180 days.

International Standard Version
He displayed the enormous wealth of his kingdom, along with its splendid beauty and greatness for many days—for 180 days in all.

NET Bible
He displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his majestic greatness for a lengthy period of time--a hundred and eighty days, to be exact!

New Heart English Bible
He displayed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even one hundred eighty days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He showed them the enormous wealth of his kingdom and the costly splendor of his greatness for many days, 180 to be exact.

JPS Tanakh 1917
when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty, many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.

New American Standard 1977
And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to show them the riches of the glory of his kingdom and the honour of beauty of his greatness for many days, even one hundred and eighty days.

King James 2000 Bible
When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.

American King James Version
When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

American Standard Version
when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And after this, after he had shewn to them the wealth of his kingdom, and the abundant glory of his wealth during a hundred and eighty days,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might shew the riches of the glory of his kingdom, and the greatness, and boasting of his power, for a long time, to wit, for a hundred and fourscore days.

Darby Bible Translation
when he shewed the glorious wealth of his kingdom and the splendid magnificence of his grandeur many days, a hundred and eighty days.

English Revised Version
when he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days. t

Webster's Bible Translation
When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and eighty days.

World English Bible
He displayed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even one hundred eighty days.

Young's Literal Translation
in his shewing the wealth of the honour of his kingdom, and the glory of the beauty of his greatness, many days -- eighty and a hundred days.
Study Bible
Xerxes' Royal Feast
3In the third year of his reign, Xerxes held a feast for all his officials and servants. The military leaders of Persia and Media were there, along with the nobles and princes of the provinces. 4And for a full 180 days, he displayed the glorious riches of his kingdom and the magnificent splendor of his greatness. 5At the end of this time, in the garden courtyard of the royal palace, the king held a seven-day feast for all the people in the citadel of Susa, from the least to the greatest.…
Cross References
Esther 1:3
In the third year of his reign, Xerxes held a feast for all his officials and servants. The military leaders of Persia and Media were there, along with the nobles and princes of the provinces.

Esther 1:5
At the end of this time, in the garden courtyard of the royal palace, the king held a seven-day feast for all the people in the citadel of Susa, from the least to the greatest.

Treasury of Scripture

When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

When he.

Isaiah 39:2
And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

Ezekiel 28:5
By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Daniel 4:30
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

the riches.

Psalm 76:1-4
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel…

Psalm 145:5,12,13
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works…

Daniel 2:37-44
Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory…

excellent.

1 Chronicles 29:11,12,25
Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all…

Job 40:10
Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

Psalm 21:5
His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.







Lexicon
And for a full
רַבִּ֔ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

180
שְׁמוֹנִ֥ים (šə·mō·w·nîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8084: Eighty, eightieth

days,
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

he displayed
בְּהַרְאֹת֗וֹ (bə·har·’ō·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the glorious
כְּב֣וֹד (kə·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

riches
עֹ֙שֶׁר֙ (‘ō·šer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6239: Wealth

of his kingdom
מַלְכוּת֔וֹ (mal·ḵū·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom

and
וְאֶ֨ת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the magnificent
תִּפְאֶ֖רֶת (tip̄·’e·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8597: Beauty, glory

splendor
יְקָ֔ר (yə·qār)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3366: Value, wealth, costliness, dignity

of his greatness.
גְּדוּלָּת֑וֹ (gə·ḏūl·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1420: Greatness, mighty acts
(4) An hundred and fourscore days.--As a period of mere feasting, this long time (half a year) is simply incredible, but we must understand it as a time during which troops were collected, and the plan of invasion settled.

Verse 4. - When he showed the riches. Ostentation was a main feature in the character of Xerxes. The huge army with which he invaded Greece was more for display than for service. Vain parade is apparent at every step of his expedition (Herod., 7:31, 40, 41, 44, 59, etc.). He now exhibits "the riches of his kingdom" to his nobles and chief officers, showing them doubtless all the splendours of the palace, the walls draped with gold (AEschyl., 'Pers.,' 50:161), the marble pillars and rich hangings, the golden plane tree and the golden vine (Herod., 7:27), and perhaps the ingots of gold wherewith Darius had filled the treasury (ibid. 3:96). An hundred and fourscore days. We need not suppose that the same persons were enter. tained during the whole of this period. All the provincial governors could not quit their provinces at the same time, nor could any of them remain away very long. There was no doubt a succession of guests during the six months that the entertainment lasted. 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.
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