Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person.

King James Version

And 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.

Holman Bible

and no restraint was placed on the drinking. The king had ordered every wine steward in his household to serve as much as each person wanted.

International Standard Version

According to the king's decree the drinking was not compulsory because the king instructed every steward in his house to serve each individual what he desired.

A Conservative Version

And the drinking was according to the law, none could compel. For so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

American Standard Version

And the drinking was according to the law; none could compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Amplified

And drinking was according to the law; no one was compelled to drink, for the king had directed all the officials of his palace to serve only as each guest desired.

Bible in Basic English

And the drinking was in keeping with the law; no one was forced: for the king had given orders to all the chief servants of his house to do as was pleasing to every man.

Darby Translation

And the drinking was, according to commandment, without constraint; for so the king had appointed to all the magnates of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the drink was according to this law: let no one constrain themselves; for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house that they should do according to the will of each one.

Julia Smith Translation

Giving to drink according to the edict; none compelling, for thus the king appointed to all the multitude of his house to do according to the desire of man and man.

King James 2000

And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had ordered all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Lexham Expanded Bible

There were no restrictions on the drinking, for the king had instructed every official of his palace to do as each one pleased.

Modern King James verseion

And the drinking was according to the law, no one compelling, for so the king had commanded every chief of his house that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And no man was appointed what he should drink: for the king had commanded all the officers of his house, that everyone should do as it liked him.

NET Bible

There were no restrictions on the drinking, for the king had instructed all of his supervisors that they should do as everyone so desired.

New Heart English Bible

In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had instructed all the officials of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the drinking, was according to the law, no one compelling, - for, so, had the king appointed unto every chief of his household, that every man, should do according to his pleasure.

Webster

And the drinking was according to the law; none constrained: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

World English Bible

In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had instructed all the officials of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the drinking is according to law, none is pressing, for so hath the king appointed for every chief one of his house, to do according to the pleasure of man and man.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁתיּה 
Sh@thiyah 
Usage: 1

was according to the law
דּת 
Dath 
Usage: 22

אנס 
'anac 
Usage: 1

for so the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

to all the officers
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

of his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

References

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Watsons

RAB

Context Readings

The King's Banquets

7 Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful according to the king's bounty. 8 The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person. 9 Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.


Cross References

Jeremiah 35:8

"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,

Jeremiah 51:7

Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD, Intoxicating all the earth The nations have drunk of her wine; Therefore the nations are going mad.

Habakkuk 2:15-16

"Woe to you who make your neighbors drink, Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk So as to look on their nakedness!

John 2:8

And He said to them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it to him.

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