Parallel Verses

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;

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 knew the times -- "for this was the king's procedure toward all who were familiar with law and judgment -- "

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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the king asked the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew about the law and rights,

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,

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 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:

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 the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by the eunuchs. Therefore the king was very angry, and his anger burned in him. 13 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; 14 and the next to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom),



Cross References

1 Chronicles 12:32

Of the children of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brothers were at their commandment.

Jeremiah 10:7

Who should not fear you, King of the nations? For it appertains to you; because among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their royal estate, there is none like you.

Daniel 2:12

For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 2:2

Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the enchanters, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.

Matthew 2:1

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,

Daniel 2:27

Daniel answered before the king, and said, The secret which the king has demanded can neither wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor soothsayers, show to the king;

Daniel 4:6-7

Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream.

Daniel 5:7

The king cried aloud to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever shall read this writing, and show me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Matthew 16:3

In the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times!

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