Esther 2:2
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,

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

New King James Version
Then the king’s servants who attended him said: “Let beautiful young virgins be sought 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.

NASB 1995
Then the king’s attendants, who served him, said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.

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

Amplified Bible
Then the king’s attendants, who served him, said, “Let beautiful young virgins be 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king’s personal attendants suggested, “Let a search be made for beautiful young women 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:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the young men of the King and his Ministers said to him: “We will seek for the King girls who are beautiful in their appearance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the servants of the king said, Let there be sought for the king chaste and beautiful young virgins.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and servants of the king, his ministers, say, “Let them seek for the king young women, virgins, of good appearance,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Seeking Vashti's Successor
1Some time later, when the anger of King Xerxes had subsided, he remembered 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 let them be given 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 let them be given 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, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, …

Esther 6:14
And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.

Let there be.

Genesis 12:14
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

1 Kings 1:2
Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the king's
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

attendants
נַעֲרֵֽי־ (na·‘ă·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

proposed,
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Let a search be made
יְבַקְשׁ֥וּ (yə·ḇaq·šū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

for beautiful
טוֹב֥וֹת (ṭō·w·ḇō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural construct
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

young
נְעָר֥וֹת (nə·‘ā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5291: A girl, maiden

virgins
בְּתוּל֖וֹת (bə·ṯū·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride

for the king,
לַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king


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