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Esther 1:4

    Esther 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And for a long time, even a hundred and eighty days, he let them see all the wealth and the glory of his kingdom and the great power and honour which were his.

    Webster's Revision

    when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.

    World English Bible

    He displayed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even one hundred eighty days.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    when he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days. t

    Definitions for Esther 1:4

    Fourscore - Eighty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 1:4

    The riches of his glorious kingdom - Luxury was the characteristic of the Eastern monarchs, and particularly of the Persians. In their feasts, which were superb and of long continuance, they made a general exhibition of their wealth, grandeur, etc., and received the highest encomiums from their poets and flatterers. Their ostentation on such occasions passed into a proverb: hence Horace: -

    Persicos odi, puer, apparatus:

    Displicent nexae philyra coronae;

    Mitte sectari, rosa quo locorum

    Sera moretur.

    I tell thee, boy, that Idetest

    The grandeur of a Persian feast;

    Nor for me the linden's rind

    Shall the flowery chaplet bind.

    Then search not where the curious rose

    Beyond his season loitering grows.

    Francis.

    Wesley's Notes on Esther 1:4

    1:4 Many days - Making every day a magnificent feast, either for all his princes, or for some of them, who might come to the feast successively, as the king ordered them to do. The Persian feasts are much celebrated in authors, for their length and luxury.