Esther 1:13
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New International Version
Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times

King James Bible
Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's business [conducted] before all that knew law and judgment;

World English Bible
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to wise men, knowing the times -- for so is the word of the king before all knowing law and judgment,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To the wise men - Probably the lawyers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the wise.

Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: for as much as among all the wise men of the nations...

Daniel 2:2,12,27 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans...

Daniel 4:6,7 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me...

Daniel 5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spoke...

Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

knew.

1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do...

Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O you hypocrites...

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Whether Boasting is Opposed to the virtue of Truth?
Objection 1: It seems that boasting is not opposed to the virtue of truth. For lying is opposed to truth. But it is possible to boast even without lying, as when a man makes a show of his own excellence. Thus it is written (Esther 1:3,4) that Assuerus "made a great feast . . . that he might show the riches of the glory" and "of his kingdom, and the greatness and boasting of his power." Therefore boasting is not opposed to the virtue of truth. Objection 2: Further, boasting is reckoned by Gregory
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
1 Chronicles 12:32
from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do--200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;

Esther 1:12
But when the attendants delivered the king's command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.

Jeremiah 10:7
Who should not fear you, King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise leaders of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.

Daniel 2:2
So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king,

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