1 G2532 And G1096 it came to pass G1722 in G3588 the G2250 days G* of Artaxerxes. G3778 This G3588   G* Artaxerxes G575 [5from G3588   G* 6India G1540 2a hundred G1501.5 3twenty-seven G5561 4regions G2902 1held].
  2 G1722 And in G1161   G3778 those G3588   G2250 days G3753 when G1759.4 [3was enthroned G935 1king G* 2Artaxerxes] G1722 in G* Shushan G3588 the G4172 city,
  3 G1722 in G3588 the G5154 third G2094 year G936 of his reign, G1473   G1403 [2banquet G4160 1he made a] G3588 to his G5384 friends, G2532 and G3588 to the G3062 rest G1484 of the nations, G2532 and G3588 to the G* Persians G2532 and G* Medes -- G1741 the honorable ones, G2532 and G3588 to the G758 rulers G3588 of the G4568.2 satrapies.
  4 G2532 And G3326 after G3778 these things, G3326 after G3588 the G1166 showing G1473 to them G3588 the G4149 riches G3588   G932 of his kingdom, G1473   G2532 and G3588 the G1391 glory G3588   G2167 of his gladness G1473   G1909 for G2250 [3days G1540 1a hundred G3589 2eighty],
  5 G3753 and when G1161   G378 [3were fulfilled G3588 1the G2250 2days] G3588 of the G1062 wedding, G4160 [3made G3588 1the G935 2king] G4224 a banquet G3588 for the G1484 nations, G3588 to the ones G2147 found G1519 in G3588 the G4172 city, G1909 for G2250 [2days G1803 1six], G1722 in G833 the courtyard G3588 of the G3624 house G3588 of the G935 king,
  6 G2885 being adorned G1039 in fine linen, G2532 and G2589.3 cotton G5037.1 being stretched G1909 upon G4979 lines G1039 of fine linen G2532 and G4210 of purple, G1909 upon G2942.1 cube studs G5552 of gold G2532 and G693 silver, G1909 upon G4769 columns G* of Parian marble, G2532 and G3035 stones, G2825 with beds G5552 of gold G2532 and G693 silver G1909 upon G3038 a stone pavement G4664.1 of emerald G3037 stone, G2532 and G4094.1 mother of pearl, G2532 and G* Parian marble G3037 stone, G2532 and G4765.7 [2strewn beds G1307 1transparent G4164.4 4variously G1269.2 3being decorated],
  7 G4221 with cups G5552 of gold G2532 and G693 silver, G3631 wine G4183 abundant G2532 and G2238.1 agreeable, G3739 which G1473 [3himself G3588 1the G935 2king] G4095 drank.
  8 G3588   G1161 But G4224 this banquet G3778   G3756 [2not G2596 3according to G4295 5being situated G3551 4 the law G1096 1took place]; G3779 but thus G1161   G2309 [3wanted G3588 1the G935 2king], G2532 and G2004 he gave orders G3588 to the G3623 managers G4160 to do G3588   G2307 his will, G1473   G2532 and G3588 for the G444 men.
  9 G2532 And G* Vashti G3588 the G938 queen G4160 made G4224 a banquet G3588 for the G1135 women G1722 in G3588 the G933 palace G3699 where G3588   G935 king G* Artaxerxes was .
  10 G1722 And on G1161   G3588 the G2250 [2day G3588   G1442 1seventh] G2234 [4with pleasure G1096 3being G3588 1the G935 2king], G2036 said G3588 to G* Mehuman, G2532 and G* Biztha, G2532 and G* Harbona, G2532 and G* Bigtha, G2532 and G* Abagtha, G2532 and G* Zethar, G2532 and G* Carcas, G3588 the G2033 seven G2135 eunuchs G3588   G935 of king G* Artaxerxes,
  11 G1521 to bring in G3588 the G938 queen G4314 to G1473 him, G936 to give her reign, G1473   G2532 and G4060 to put on G1473 her G3588 the G1238 diadem, G2532 and G1166 to show G1473 her G3956 to all G3588 the G758 rulers G2532 and G3588 to the G1484 nations G3588   G2566.3 of her beauty, G1473   G3754 for G2570 she was beautiful. G1510.7.3  
  12 G2532 And G3756 [3did not G1522 4listen to G1473 5him G* 2Vashti G3588   G938 1queen] G2064 to come G3326 with G3588 the G2135 eunuchs. G2532 And G3076 [3fretted G3588 1the G935 2king], G2532 and G3710 he was provoked to anger.
  13 G2532 And G2036 he said G3588 to G5384 his friends, G1473   G2596 Thus G3778 these things G2980 Vashti spoke, G*   G4160 you deal G3767 then G4012 concerning G3778 this G3551 law G2532 and G2920 judgment!
  14 G2532 And G4334 came forward G1473 to him G* Carshena, G2532 and G* Shethar G2532 and G* Admatha, G2532 and G* Tarshish, G2532 and G* Meres G2532 and G* Marsena G2532 and G* Memucan G2033 seven G758 rulers G* of the Persians G2532 and G* Medes, G3588 the ones G1451 near G3588 the G935 king, G3588 the ones G4413 foremost G3868.1 being seated near G3588 the G935 king.
  15 G2532 And G518 they reported G1473 to him G2596 according to G3588 the G3551 laws G5613 as what G1163 [4must G4160 5do G* 1Vashti G3588 2the G938 3queen], G3754 for G3756 she had not G4160 done G3588 the things G5259 [2by G3588 3the G935 4king, G4367 1having been assigned] G1223 through G3588 the G2135 eunuchs.
  16 G2532 And G2036 Memucan said G3588   G*   G4314 to G3588 the G935 king G2532 and G4314 to G3588 the G758 rulers, G3756 Not G3588 [5the G935 6king G3440 1only G91 4wronged G* 3Vashti G3588   G938 2queen], G235 but G2532 also G3956 all G3588 the G758 rulers, G2532 and G3588 the G2233 leaders G3588 of the G935 king,
  17 G2532 (for G1063   G1334 he described G1473 to them G3588 the G4487 sayings G3588 of the G938 queen) G2532 and G5613 how G302 ever G471 she contradicted G3588 the G935 king, G5613 as G3767 then G471 she did contradict G3588 to G935 king G* Artaxerxes,
  18 G3779 so G4594 today, G3588 the G5180.2 wives of the sovereigns G3588 of the G3062 rest G3588 of the G758 rulers G* of the Persians G2532 and G* Medes G191 hearing G3588 the things G3588 [2against the G935 3king G3004 1having been said] G5259 by G1473 her, G5111 they shall dare G3668 in like manner G818 to dishonor G3588   G435 their husbands. G1473  
  19 G1487 If G3767 then G1380 it seems good G3588 to the G935 king, G4367 let him assign G937 a royal decree, G2532 and G1125 let him write it G2596 according to G3588 the G3551 laws G* of the Medes G2532 and G* Persians! G2532 and G3361 not G247 otherwise G5530 treat G3366 nor G1525 let [4enter G2089 3any longer G3588 1the G938 2queen] G4314 to G1473 him, G2532 and G3588   G932 [5her royalty G1473   G1325 1let 4give G3588 2the G935 3king] G1135 to a woman G2908 better than G1473 her!
  20 G2532 And G191 let [6be heard G3588 1the G3551 2law G3588   G5259 3by G3588 4the G935 5king]! G3739 which G302 ever G4160 he should make G1722 for G3588   G932 his kingdom. G1473   G2532 And G3779 thus G3956 all G3588 the G1135 women G4060 shall invest G5092 honor G3588 to G435 their own husbands, G1438   G575 from G4434 poor G2193 unto G4145 rich.
  21 G2532 And G700 [3pleased G3588 1the G3056 2word] G3588 the G935 king G2532 and G3588 the G758 rulers. G2532 And G4160 [3did G3588 1the G935 2king] G2505 as G2980 Memucan said. G3588   G*  
  22 G2532 And G649 he sent letters G1519 into G3956 all G3588 the G932 kingdom, G2596 according to G5561 place, G2596 according to G3588   G3012.1 their form of speech, G1473   G5620 so as G1510.1 to be G5401 fearing G1473 them G1722 in G3588   G3614 their households. G1473