Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

That night the king could not sleep, so he gave instructions to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read to the king.

New American Standard Bible

During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

King James Version

On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

Holman Bible

That night sleep escaped the king, so he ordered the book recording daily events to be brought and read to the king.

A Conservative Version

On that night the king could not sleep. And he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

American Standard Version

On that night could not the king sleep; and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

Amplified

On that night the king could not sleep; and he ordered that the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, be brought, and they were read before the king.

Bible in Basic English

That night the king was unable to get any sleep; and he sent for the books of the records; and while some one was reading them to the king,

Darby Translation

On that night sleep fled from the king. And he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

On that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

Julia Smith Translation

In that night the king's sleep fled away, and he will say to bring in the book of memorials of the words of the days; and they will be read before the king.

King James 2000

On that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to be brought the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

Lexham Expanded Bible

During that night the king's sleep escaped [him], and he gave orders to bring the {scroll of records and chronicles}, and they were read before the king.

Modern King James verseion

On that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to bring the Book of the Records of the Matter of the Days. And they were read before the king.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The same night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the Chronicles and the stories: which when they were read before the king,

NET Bible

Throughout that night the king was unable to sleep, so he asked for the book containing the historical records to be brought. As the records were being read in the king's presence,

New Heart English Bible

On that night, the king couldn't sleep. He commanded the book of records of the chronicles to be brought, and they were read to the king.

The Emphasized Bible

During that night, the sleep of the king fled, - and he commanded to bring in the book of remembrance, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

Webster

In that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

World English Bible

On that night, the king couldn't sleep. He commanded the book of records of the chronicles to be brought, and they were read to the king.

Youngs Literal Translation

On that night hath the sleep of the king fled away, and he saith to bring in the book of memorials of the Chronicles, and they are read before the king,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
On that night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

could not
נדד 
Nadad 
Usage: 28

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

שׁנא שׁנה 
Shehah 
Usage: 23

and he commanded

Usage: 0

to bring

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

the book
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

of records
זכרון 
Zikrown 
Usage: 24

of the chronicles
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

and they were read
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Context Readings

Mordecai Is Honored

1 That night the king could not sleep, so he gave instructions to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read to the king. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had reported about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs who guarded the entrance to the restricted areas of the palace, and that they had conspired to assassinate King Ahasuerus.


Cross References

Esther 2:23

After the matter had been fully investigated, Bigthan and Teresh were hanged on a pole, and this was recorded in the Book of the Chronicles in the presence of the king.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

Esther 10:2

Now as to all the powerful and great deeds of Ahasuerus, along with an exact statement about the high position of Mordecai to which the king promoted him, these things are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia, are they not?

Daniel 2:1

During the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled him. As a result, he couldn't sleep.

Genesis 22:14

Abraham named that place, "The LORD Will Provide," as it is told this day, "On the LORD's mountain, he will provide."

1 Samuel 23:26-27

Saul went on one side of the mountain while David and his men went on the other side of the mountain. David was hurrying to get away from Saul while Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them.

Esther 5:8

If I've found favor with the king and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to honor my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I'll prepare for them tomorrow, and then I'll do what the king has said."

Isaiah 41:17

"As for the poor, the needy, those seeking water when there is none and their tongues are parched from thirst I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, won't abandon them.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.

Romans 11:33

O how deep are God's riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways!

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