Esther 1:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Now it took placeוַיְהִ֖י
(vay·hi)
1961: to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
in the daysבִּימֵ֣י
(bi·mei)
3117: daya prim. root
of Ahasuerus,אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹ֑ושׁ
(a·chash·ve·ro·vsh;)
325: king of Persiaof foreign origin
the Ahasuerusאֲחַשְׁוֵרֹ֗ושׁ
(a·chash·ve·ro·vsh)
325: king of Persiaof foreign origin
who reignedהַמֹּלֵךְ֙
(ham·mo·lech)
4427a: to be or become king or queen, to reigndenominative verb from melek
from Indiaמֵהֹ֣דּוּ
(me·hod·du)
1912: Indiaof foreign origin
to Ethiopiaכּ֔וּשׁ
(kush,)
3568a: a son of Ham, also his desc., also a land in the S. Nile Valleyprobably of foreign origin
over 127שֶׁ֛בַע
(she·va)
7651: sevena prim. card. number
provinces,מְדִינָֽה׃
(me·di·nah.)
4082: a provincefrom din









KJV Lexicon
Now it came to pass in the days
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),
of Ahasuerus
'Achashverowsh  (akh-ash-vay-rosh')
of Persian origin; Achashverosh (i.e. Ahasuerus or Artaxerxes, but in this case Xerxes), the title (rather than name) of a Persian king -- Ahasuerus.
this is Ahasuerus
'Achashverowsh  (akh-ash-vay-rosh')
of Persian origin; Achashverosh (i.e. Ahasuerus or Artaxerxes, but in this case Xerxes), the title (rather than name) of a Persian king -- Ahasuerus.
which reigned
malak  (maw-lak')
to reign; inceptively, to ascend the throne; causatively, to induct into royalty; hence (by implication) to take counsel
from India
Hoduw  (ho'-doo)
Hodu (i.e. Hindu-stan) -- India.
even unto Ethiopia
Kuwsh  (koosh)
Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite -- Chush, Cush, Ethiopia.
over an hundred
me'ah  (may-aw')
a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction -- hundred(-fold), -th), + sixscore.
and seven
sheba`  (sheh'-bah)
a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number
and twenty
`esriym  (es-reem')
twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth -- (six-)score, twenty(-ieth).
provinces
mdiynah  (med-ee-naw')
a judgeship, i.e. jurisdiction; by implication, a district (as ruled by a judge); generally, a region -- (every) province.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Now it took place in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces,

King James Bible
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These events took place during the days of Ahasuerus, who ruled 127 provinces from India to Cush.

International Standard Version
This is a record of what happened during the reign of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who ruled over 127 provinces from India to Cush.

NET Bible
The following events happened in the days of Ahasuerus. (I am referring to that Ahasuerus who used to rule over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces extending all the way from India to Ethiopia.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the days of Xerxes the following events took place. This was the same Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces from India to Sudan.

King James 2000 Bible
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus who reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over a hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
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