Parallel Verses

NET Bible

The king then inquired of the wise men who were discerners of the times -- for it was the royal custom to confer with all those who were proficient in laws and legalities.

New American Standard Bible

Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times—for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

The king consulted the wise men who understood the times, for it was his normal procedure to confer with experts in law and justice.

International Standard Version

Then the king flew into a rage. The king spoke to the wise men who understood the times, for it was the king's custom to consult all those who understood law and justice.

A Conservative Version

Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's manner toward all who knew law and judgment,

American Standard Version

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;

Amplified

Then the king spoke to the wise men who understood the times [asking for their advice]—for it was the custom of the king to speak before all those who were familiar with law and legal matters—

Bible in Basic English

And the king said to the wise men, who had knowledge of the times, (for this was the king's way with all who were expert in law and in the giving of decisions:

Darby 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;

Julia Smith Translation

And the king will say to the wise knowing the times, (for thus spake the king before all knowing the edict and judgment:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the king said to the wise men, {the ones who know the times}--for it [was] the procedure of the king before all those who knew law and rights;

Modern King James verseion

And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's manner toward all who knew law and judgment;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the king spake to the wise men that had understanding in the ordinances of the land - for the king's matters must be handled before all such as have knowledge of the law and judgment,

New Heart 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;

The Emphasized Bible

Then said the king unto the wise men having knowledge of the times, - for, so, was the manner of the king before all having knowledge of law and judgment;

Webster

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner towards 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;

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Then the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

to the wise men
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

the times
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

for so was the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

law
דּת 
Dath 
Usage: 22

Context Readings

Queen Vashti Refuses The King's Request

12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's bidding conveyed through the eunuchs. Then the king became extremely angry, and his rage consumed him. 13 The king then inquired of the wise men who were discerners of the times -- for it was the royal custom to confer with all those who were proficient in laws and legalities. 14 Those who were closest to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan. These men were the seven officials of Persia and Media who saw the king on a regular basis and had the most prominent offices in the kingdom.



Cross References

1 Chronicles 12:32

From Issachar there were 200 leaders and all their relatives at their command -- they understood the times and knew what Israel should do.

Jeremiah 10:7

Everyone should revere you, O King of all nations, because you deserve to be revered. For there is no one like you among any of the wise people of the nations nor among any of their kings.

Daniel 2:12

Because of this the king got furiously angry and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 2:2

The king issued an order to summon the magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, and wise men in order to explain his dreams to him. So they came and awaited the king's instructions.

Matthew 2:1

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, in the time of King Herod, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem

Daniel 2:27

Daniel replied to the king, "The mystery that the king is asking about is such that no wise men, astrologers, magicians, or diviners can possibly disclose it to the king.

Daniel 4:6-7

So I issued an order for all the wise men of Babylon to be brought before me so that they could make known to me the interpretation of the dream.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out loudly to summon the astrologers, wise men, and diviners. The king proclaimed to the wise men of Babylon that anyone who could read this inscription and disclose its interpretation would be clothed in purple and have a golden collar placed on his neck and be third ruler in the kingdom.

Matthew 16:3

and in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, because the sky is red and darkening.' You know how to judge correctly the appearance of the sky, but you cannot evaluate the signs of the times.

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