Parallel Verses

NET Bible

The matter seemed appropriate to the king and the officials. So the king acted on the advice of Memucan.

New American Standard Bible

This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.

King James Version

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Holman Bible

The king and his counselors approved the proposal, and he followed Memucan’s advice.

International Standard Version

This seemed like a good idea to the king and his officials, so the king did what Memucan suggested.

A Conservative Version

And the saying pleased the king and the rulers, and the king did according to the word of Memucan.

American Standard Version

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Amplified

This statement (advice) pleased the king and the officials, and the king did what Memucan proposed.

Bible in Basic English

And this suggestion seemed good to the king and the captains; and the king did as Memucan said;

Darby Translation

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan.

Julia Smith Translation

And the word will be good in the eyes of the king and the chiefs; and the king will do according to the word of Memucan.

King James 2000

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Lexham Expanded Bible

{This advice pleased the king} and the officials, and the king acted according to the word of Memucan.

Modern King James verseion

And the saying pleased the king and the princes. And the king did according to the word of Memucan.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan.

New Heart English Bible

And this advice pleased the king and the officials, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

The Emphasized Bible

And the thing seemed good in the eyes of the king, and the rulers, - and the king did according to the word of Memucan.

Webster

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

World English Bible

This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

Youngs Literal Translation

And the thing is good in the eyes of the king, and of the princes, and the king doth according to the word of Memucan,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the saying
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

and the princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

and the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

according to the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Context Readings

Queen Vashti Refuses The King's Request

20 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." 21 The matter seemed appropriate to the king and the officials. So the king acted on the advice of Memucan. 22 He sent letters throughout all the royal provinces, to each province according to its own script and to each people according to its own language, that every man should be ruling his family and should be speaking the language of his own people.



Cross References

Genesis 41:37

This advice made sense to Pharaoh and all his officials.

Esther 1:19

If the king is so inclined, let a royal edict go forth from him, and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media that cannot be repealed, that Vashti may not come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king convey her royalty to another who is more deserving than she.

Esther 2:4

Let the young woman whom the king finds most attractive become queen in place of Vashti." This seemed like a good idea to the king, so he acted accordingly.

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