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Esther 1:13

    Esther 1:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the king said to the wise men, who had knowledge of the times, (for this was the king's way with all who were expert in law and in the giving of decisions:

    Webster's Revision

    Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;

    World English Bible

    Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 1:13

    To the wise men - Probably the lawyers.

    Barnes' Notes on Esther 1:13

    Wise men ... - Not "astrologers," who were unknown in Persia; but rather men of practical wisdom, who knew the facts and customs of former times.

    For so was the king's manner - Some render it: "for so was the king's business laid before all that knew law ..."

    Wesley's Notes on Esther 1:13

    1:13 The times - The histories of former times, what princes have done in such cases as this was.