Esther 2:18
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New American Standard Bible
Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.

King James Bible
Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave presents according to the king's bounty.

World English Bible
Then the king made a great feast for all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king maketh a great banquet to all his heads and his servants -- the banquet of Esther -- and a release to the provinces hath made, and giveth gifts as a memorial of the king.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

A release - Either remission of taxation, or of military service, or of both.

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Mark 6:21
A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;

Esther 1:3
in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his princes and attendants, the army officers of Persia and Media, the nobles and the princes of his provinces being in his presence.

Esther 1:7
Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful according to the king's bounty.

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