New American Standard Bible
Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
King James Bible
Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
Darby Bible Translation
Also the queen Vashti made a feast for the women of the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
World English Bible
Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
Young's Literal Translation
Also Vashti the queen hath made a banquet for women, in the royal house that the king Ahasuerus hath.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Vashti - If Ahasuerus is Xerxes, Vashti would be Amestris, whom the Greeks regarded as the only legitimate wife of that monarch, and who was certainly married to him before he ascended the throne. The name may be explained either as a corruption of Amestris, or as a title, vahishta, (Sanskrit: vasishtha, the superlative of vasu, "sweet"); and it may be supposed that the disgrace recorded (Esther 1:19-21, see the note) was only temporary; Amestris in the later part of Xerxes' reign recovering her former dignity.
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Now in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person.
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus,
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