Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The king put on a great banquet for all his officials and ministers to honor Esther. He declared a holiday for the provinces and gave generous gifts.

New American Standard Bible

Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.

King James Version

Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

Holman Bible

The king held a great banquet for all his officials and staff. It was Esther’s banquet. He freed his provinces from tax payments and gave gifts worthy of the king’s bounty.

A Conservative Version

Then the king made a great feast to all his rulers and his servants, even Esther's feast, and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts according to the bounty of the king.

American Standard Version

Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the bounty of the king.

Amplified

Then the king gave a great feast for all his princes and his servants, Esther's feast; and he gave a holiday [or a lessening of taxes] to the provinces and gave gifts in keeping with the generosity of the king.

Bible in Basic English

Then the king gave a great feast for all his captains and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he gave orders through all the divisions of his kingdom for a day of rest from work, and gave wealth from his store.

Darby Translation

And the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave presents according to the king's bounty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the king made a great banquet unto all his princes and his slaves, the banquet of Esther; and he made a release to the provinces of their taxes and gave gifts according to the power of the king.

Julia Smith Translation

And the king will make a great drinking to all his chiefs and his servants; Esther's drinking; and he made rest to the provinces, and he will give a lifting up according to the hand of the king.

King James 2000

Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a holiday in all the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the liberality of the king.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his officials and servants. And he granted a tax amnesty to the provinces and he gave gifts with royal liberality.

Modern King James verseion

And the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, Esther's feast. And he ordered a release for the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants - which feast was because of Esther - and let the lands be in quietness, and gave royal gifts.

NET Bible

Then the king prepared a large banquet for all his officials and his servants -- it was actually Esther's banquet. He also set aside a holiday for the provinces, and he provided for offerings at the king's expense.

New Heart English Bible

Then the king made a great feast for all his officials and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.

The Emphasized Bible

Then the king made a great banquet, for all his rulers and his servants, the banquet of Esther, - and, a remission, for all the provinces, made he, and gave a present, according to the bounty of a king.

Webster

Then the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.

World English Bible

Then the king made a great feast for all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the king maketh a great banquet to all his heads and his servants -- the banquet of Esther -- and a release to the provinces hath made, and giveth gifts as a memorial of the king.

Interlinear

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

a great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

משׁתּה 
Mishteh 
משׁתּה 
Mishteh 
Usage: 46
Usage: 46

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

אסתּר 
'Ecter 
Usage: 55

and he made

Usage: 0

הנחה 
Hanachah 
Usage: 1

to the provinces
מדינה 
M@diynah 
Usage: 53

and gave
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

משׂאת 
Mas'eth 
Usage: 16

according to the state
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

References

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Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Esther Becomes Queen

17 The king loved Esther more than any of the other women, so he favored her and was kinder to her than he was to any of the other virgins. He put the royal crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti. 18 The king put on a great banquet for all his officials and ministers to honor Esther. He declared a holiday for the provinces and gave generous gifts. 19 When the virgins were gathered a second time, Mordecai was sitting in the king's gate.



Cross References

Genesis 29:22

So Laban gathered all the men who lived in that place and held a wedding festival.

Judges 14:10-17

Later on, when his father went down to visit the woman, Samson threw a party there, since young men customarily did this.

1 Samuel 25:8

Ask your young men and they'll tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor with you since we came on a special day. Please give whatever you have available to your servants and to your son David.'"

Nehemiah 8:11

The descendants of Levi also calmed all the people by saying, "Be still, for the day is holy. Don't be sorrowful!"

Esther 1:3-5

In the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers, and the military leaders of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the provincial officials were present.

Esther 1:7

Drinks were served in gold vessels of various kinds, and there was plenty of royal wine because the king was generous.

Esther 9:22

as the days on which the Jewish people enjoyed relief from their enemies. It was a month when things turned around for them, from sorrow to joy and from mourning to a holiday. They were to celebrate these days as days of feasting and joy, and they were to send presents to one another and gifts to the poor.

Song of Songs 3:11

Come out, young women of Zion, and see King Solomon with the crown with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day his day of great delight.

Song of Songs 5:1

I've come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I've gathered my myrrh with my spices. I've eaten my honeycomb with my honey. I've drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends! Drink and become drunk with love.

Matthew 22:2

"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Luke 14:8

"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don't sit down at the place of honor in case someone more important than you was invited by the host.

Revelation 11:10

Those living on earth will gloat over them, celebrate, and send gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those living on earth.

Revelation 19:9

Then the angel told me, "Write this: "How blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb!'" He also told me, "These are the true words of God."

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