New Living Translation
He immediately consulted with his wise advisers, who knew all the Persian laws and customs, for he always asked their advice.
King James Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's business conducted before 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;
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to wise men, knowing the times -- for so is the word of the king before all knowing law and judgment,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:13 The times - The histories of former times, what princes have done in such cases as this was.
1 Chronicles 12:32
From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.
But when they conveyed the king's order to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. This made the king furious, and he burned with anger.
Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like you.
He called in his magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers, and he demanded that they tell him what he had dreamed. As they stood before the king,
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