New American Standard Bible
This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.
King James Bible
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
Darby Bible Translation
And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan.
World English Bible
This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is good in the eyes of the king, and of the princes, and the king doth according to the word of Memucan,
Esther 1:21 Parallel
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"When the king's edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom, great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small."
So he sent letters to all the king's provinces, to each province according to its script and to every people according to their language, that every man should be the master in his own house and the one who speaks in the language of his own people.
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