Esther 1:9
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New International Version
Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Also Vashti the queen - Vashti is a mere Persian word; and signifies a beautiful or excellent woman.

Made a feast for the women - The king, having subdued all his enemies, left no competitor for the kingdom; and being thus quietly and firmly seated on the throne, made this a time of general festivity. As the women of the East never mingle with the men in public, Vashti made a feast for the Persian ladies by themselves; and while the men were in the court of the garden, the women were in the royal house.

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the queen.

Esther 5:4,8 And Esther answered, If it seem good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him...

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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
Ezra 4:6
At the beginning of the reign of Xerxes, they lodged an accusation against the people of Judah and Jerusalem.

Esther 1:8
By the king's command each guest was allowed to drink with no restrictions, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.

Esther 1:10
On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him--Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Karkas--

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