Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

When the edict of the king that he issues is heard throughout his kingdom for it's vast then all the women will give honor to their husbands, from the greatest to the least important."

New American Standard Bible

"When the king's edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small."

King James Version

And 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.

Holman Bible

The decree the king issues will be heard throughout his vast kingdom, so all women will honor their husbands, from the least to the greatest.”

A Conservative Version

And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give to their husbands honor, both to great and small.

American Standard Version

And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give to their husbands honor, both to great and small.

Amplified

So when the king's decree is made and proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, extensive as it is, all wives will give honor to their husbands, high and low.

Bible in Basic English

And when this order, given by the king, is made public through all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give honour to their husbands, great as well as small.

Darby Translation

and when the king's edict which he shall make shall be heard throughout his realm for it is great all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, from the greatest to the least.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this sentence which the king shall make shall be heard throughout all his empire, although it is great, and all the wives shall give their husbands honour, from the greatest to the least.

Julia Smith Translation

And the decree of the king which he shall make being heard in all his kingdom, (for it is great,) and all the women shall give honor to their husbands, to the great and even to the small.

King James 2000

And 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 honor, both to great and small.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And let the king's decree that he will make be proclaimed in all his kingdom, because it [is] vast and all the women will honor their husbands, great and small."

Modern King James verseion

And 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 their husbands honor, both the great and small.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when this commandment of the king, which shall be made, is published throughout all his empire - which is great - all women shall hold their husbands in honor; both among great and small."

NET Bible

And let the king's decision which he will enact be disseminated throughout all his kingdom, vast though it is. Then all the women will give honor to their husbands, from the most prominent to the lowly."

New Heart English Bible

When the king's decree which he shall make is published throughout all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give their husbands honor, both great and small."

The Emphasized Bible

When the edict of the king which he shall make, is published throughout all his kingdom, for, great, it is, then, all wives, will give honour unto their lords, both great and small.

Webster

And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives will give to their husbands honor, both to great and small.

World English Bible

When the king's decree which he shall make is published throughout all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give their husbands honor, both great and small."

Youngs Literal Translation

and the sentence of the king that he maketh hath been heard in all his kingdom -- for it is great -- and all the wives give honour to their husbands, from great even unto small.'

Interlinear

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

פּתגּם 
Pithgam 
Usage: 2

מלכיּה מלכת מלכוּת 
Malkuwth 
Usage: 91

for it is great
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

all the wives
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

יקר 
Y@qar 
Usage: 17

both to great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

References

Context Readings

Queen Vashti Refuses The King's Request

19 If it seems good to the king, let a royal decree go out from him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed, that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Ahasuerus. Let the king give her royal position to another woman who is better than she. 20 When the edict of the king that he issues is heard throughout his kingdom for it's vast then all the women will give honor to their husbands, from the greatest to the least important." 21 This seemed like a good idea to the king and his officials, so the king did what Memucan suggested.



Cross References

Colossians 3:18

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is appropriate for those who belong to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:33

But each individual man among you must love his wife as he loves himself; and may the wife fear her husband.

Deuteronomy 17:13

Then all the people who hear will be afraid and will not act presumptuously again."

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city are to stone him with boulders so that he dies. This is how you will remove this evil from among you. Then all Israel will hear of it and will be afraid."

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord.

1 Peter 3:1-7

In a similar way, you wives must submit yourselves to your husbands so that, even if some of them refuse to obey the word, they may be won over without a word through your conduct as wives

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