Esther 1:11
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New International Version
to bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at.

King James Bible
To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.

Darby Bible Translation
to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown to shew the peoples and the princes her beauty; for she was of beautiful countenance.

World English Bible
to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown, to show the people and the princes her beauty; for she was beautiful.

Young's Literal Translation
to bring in Vashti the queen before the king, with a royal crown, to shew the peoples and the heads her beauty, for she is of good appearance,

Esther 1:11 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To bring Vashti the queen - The Targum adds naked.

For she was fair to look on - Hence she had her name Vashti, which signifies beautiful. See Esther 1:9.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Vashti.

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 23:29-33 Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes...

Mark 6:21,22 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee...

fair to look on. Heb. good of countenance.

1 Samuel 25:3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding...

2 Samuel 14:25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty...

Proverbs 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Library
Whether Boasting is Opposed to the virtue of Truth?
Objection 1: It seems that boasting is not opposed to the virtue of truth. For lying is opposed to truth. But it is possible to boast even without lying, as when a man makes a show of his own excellence. Thus it is written (Esther 1:3,4) that Assuerus "made a great feast . . . that he might show the riches of the glory" and "of his kingdom, and the greatness and boasting of his power." Therefore boasting is not opposed to the virtue of truth. Objection 2: Further, boasting is reckoned by Gregory
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Esther 1:12
But when the attendants delivered the king's command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.

Esther 2:17
Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Esther 6:8
have them bring a royal robe the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head.

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