Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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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RAB

Context Readings

The King's Banquets

7 Beverages were served in an array of gold goblets, each with a different design. Royal wine flowed freely, according to the king’s bounty 8 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. 9 Queen Vashti also gave a feast for the women of King Ahasuerus’s palace.


Cross References

Jeremiah 35:8

We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab, son of our ancestor Rechab, in all he commanded us. So we haven’t drunk wine our whole life—we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters.

Jeremiah 51:7

Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand,
making the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
therefore, the nations go mad.

Habakkuk 2:15-16

Woe to him who gives his neighbors drink,
pouring out your wrath
and even making them drunk,
in order to look at their nakedness!

John 2:8

Then He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the chief servant.” And they did.

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