Tra cứu Thánh Kinh

1 Now it came to pass in the days [03117] of Ahasuerus [0325], (this [is] Ahasuerus [0325] which reigned [04427] (8802), from India [01912] even unto Ethiopia [03568], [over] an hundred [03967] and seven [07651] and twenty [06242] provinces [04082]:)
2 [That] in those days [03117], when the king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325] sat [03427] (8800) on the throne [03678] of his kingdom [04438], which [was] in Shushan [07800] the palace [01002],
3 In the third [07969] year [08141] of his reign [04427] (8800), he made [06213] (8804) a feast [04960] unto all his princes [08269] and his servants [05650]; the power [02428] of Persia [06539] and Media [04074], the nobles [06579] and princes [08269] of the provinces [04082], [being] before [06440] him:
4 When he shewed [07200] (8687) the riches [06239] of his glorious [03519] kingdom [04438] and the honour [03366] of his excellent [08597] majesty [01420] many [07227] days [03117], [even] an hundred [03967] and fourscore [08084] days [03117].
5 And when these days [3117] were expired,{4390-2} the king [4428] made{6213-1} a feast [4960] unto all the people [5971] that were present{4672-12} in Shushan [7800] the palace, [1002] both unto great [1419] and small, [6996] seven [7651] days, [3117] in the court [2691] of the garden [1594] of the king's [4428] palace; [1055]
6 [Where were] white [02353], green [03768], and blue [08504], [hangings], fastened [0270] (8803) with cords [02256] of fine linen [0948] and purple [0713] to silver [03701] rings [01550] and pillars [05982] of marble [08336]: the beds [04296] [were of] gold [02091] and silver [03701], upon a pavement [07531] of red [0923], and blue [08504], and white [01858], and black [05508], marble [08336].
7 And they gave [them] drink [08248] (8687) in vessels [03627] of gold [02091], (the vessels [03627] being diverse [08138] (8802) one from another [03627],) and royal [04438] wine [03196] in abundance [07227], according to the state [03027] of the king [04428].
8 And the drinking [8360] was according to the law; [1881] none did compel:{597-6} for so the king [4428] had appointed{3245-14} to all the officers [7227] of his house, [1004] that they should do{6213-2} according to every man's [376] 376 pleasure. [7522]
9 Also Vashti [02060] the queen [04436] made [06213] (8804) a feast [04960] for the women [0802] [in] the royal [04438] house [01004] which [belonged] to king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325].
10 On the seventh [07637] day [03117], when the heart [03820] of the king [04428] was merry [02896] with wine [03196], he commanded [0559] (8804) Mehuman [04104], Biztha [0968], Harbona [02726], Bigtha [0903], and Abagtha [05], Zethar [02242], and Carcas [03752], the seven [07651] chamberlains [05631] that served [08334] (8764) in the presence [06440] of Ahasuerus [0325] the king [04428],
11 To bring [0935] (8687) Vashti [02060] the queen [04436] before [06440] the king [04428] with the crown [03804] royal [04438], to shew [07200] (8687) the people [05971] and the princes [08269] her beauty [03308]: for she [was] fair [02896] to look on [04758].
12 But the queen [4436] Vashti [2060] refused{3985-17} to come{935-2} at the king's [4428] commandment [1697] by [3027] his chamberlains: [5631] therefore was the king [4428] very [3966] wroth,{7107-4} and his anger [2534] burned{1197-1} in him.
13 Then the king [4428] said{559-4} to the wise men, [2450] which knew{3045-6} the times, [6256] (for so was the king's [4428] manner [1697] toward [6440] all that knew{3045-6} law [1881] and judgment: [1779]
14 And the next [7138] unto him was Carshena, [3771] Shethar, [8369] Admatha, [133] Tarshish, [8659] Meres, [4825] Marsena, [4826] and Memucan, [4462] the seven [7651] princes [8269] of Persia [6539] and Media, [4074] which saw{7200-6} the king's [4428] face, [6440] and which sat{3427-6} the first [7223] in the kingdom;) [4438]
15 What shall we do [06213] (8800) unto the queen [04436] Vashti [02060] according to law [01881], because she hath not performed [06213] (8804) the commandment [03982] of the king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325] by [03027] the chamberlains [05631]?
16 And Memucan [04462] answered [0559] (8799) before [06440] the king [04428] and the princes [08269], Vashti [02060] the queen [04436] hath not done wrong [05753] (8804) to the king [04428] only, but also to all the princes [08269], and to all the people [05971] that [are] in all the provinces [04082] of the king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325].
17 For [this] deed [01697] of the queen [04436] shall come abroad [03318] (8799) unto all women [0802], so that they shall despise [0959] (8687) their husbands [01167] in their eyes [05869], when it shall be reported [0559] (8800), The king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325] commanded [0559] (8804) Vashti [02060] the queen [04436] to be brought in [0935] (8687) before [06440] him, but she came [0935] (8804) not.
18 Likewise shall the ladies [8282] of Persia [6539] and Media [4074] say{559-4} this day [3117] unto all the king's [4428] princes, [8269] which have heard{8085-1} of the deed [1697] of the queen. [4436] Thus shall there arise too much [1767] contempt [963] and wrath. [7110]
19 If it please [02895] (8804) the king [04428], let there go [03318] (8799) a royal [04438] commandment [01697] from him [06440], and let it be written [03789] (8735) among the laws [01881] of the Persians [06539] and the Medes [04074], that it be not altered [05674] (8799), That Vashti [02060] come [0935] (8799) no more before [06440] king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325]; and let the king [04428] give [05414] (8799) her royal estate [04438] unto another [07468] that is better [02896] than she.
20 And when the king's [4428] decree [6599] which he shall make{6213-4} shall be published{8085-8} throughout all his empire, [4438] (for it is great,) [7227] all the wives [802] shall give{5414-4} to their husbands [1167] honour, [3366] both to great [1419] and small. [6996]
21 And the saying [01697] pleased [03190] (8799) [05869] the king [04428] and the princes [08269]; and the king [04428] did [06213] (8799) according to the word [01697] of Memucan [04462]:
22 For he sent{7971-4} letters [5612] into all the king's [4428] provinces, [4082] into every province [4082] 4082 according to the writing [3791] thereof, and to every people [5971] 5971 after their language, [3956] that every man [376] should bear rule{8323-6} in his own house, [1004] and that it should be published{1696-18} according to the language [3956] of every people. [5971]