The New Messianic Version of the Bible
1Now it came to pass in the days of Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor], (this [is] Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor] which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia [Kush], [over] an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:) 2[That] in those days, when the king Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor] sat on the throne of his kingdom, which [was] in Shushan [lily] the capitol, 3In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Paras (Persia) [pure or splendid] and Madai [middle land], the nobles and princes of the provinces, [being] before him: 4When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, [even] an hundred and eighty days.
5And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan [lily] the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace; 6[Where were] white, green, and blue, [hangings], fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds [were of] gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble. 7And they gave [them] drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king. 8And the drinking [was] according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure. 9Also Vashti [beautiful] the Queen made a feast for the women [in] the royal house which [belonged] to king Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor].
10On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman [faithful], Bizta [booty], Harvona [ass-driver], Bigta [in the winepress], and Avagta [God-given], Zetar [star], and Karkas [severe], the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor] the king, 11To bring Vashti [beautiful] the queen before the king with the crown royal, to show the people and the princes her beauty: for she [was] fair to look on. 12But the queen Vashti [beautiful] refused to come at the king's commandment by [his] chamberlains: therefore was the king very exceedingly angry, and his anger burned in him.
13Then 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: 14And the next unto him [was] Karshna [illustrious], Shetar [a star], Admata [a testimony to them], Tarshish [yellow jasper], Meres [lofty], Marsna [worthy], [and] Memukhan [dignified], the seven princes of Paras (Persia) [pure or splendid] and Madai [middle land], which saw the king's face, [and] which sat the first in the kingdom;) 15What shall we do unto the queen Vashti [beautiful] according to law, because she has not performed the commandment of the king Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor] by the chamberlains? 16And Memukhan [dignified] answered before the king and the princes, Vashti [beautiful] the queen has not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that [are] in all the provinces of the king Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor]. 17For [this] deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor] commanded Vashti [beautiful] the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not. 18[Likewise] shall the ladies of Paras (Persia) [pure or splendid] and Madai [middle land] say this day unto all the king's princes, which have heard of the deed of the queen. Thus [shall there arise] too much contempt and wrath. 19If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes [middle land], that it be not altered, That Vashti [beautiful] come no more before king Achashverosh [I will be silent and poor]; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she. 20And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.
21And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memukhan [dignified]: 22For he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that [it] should be published according to the language of every people.