Wherewerewhite, green, and blue, hangings, fastenedwithcords of finelinen and purple to silverrings and pillars of marble: the bedswere of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merrywithwine, he commandedMehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the sevenchamberlainsthatserved in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,
And Memucanansweredbefore the king and the princes, Vashti the queenhath not donewrong to the kingonly, but also to all the princes, and to all the peoplethat are in all the provinces of the kingAhasuerus.
For thisdeed of the queenshallcomeabroadunto all women, so thattheyshalldespisetheirhusbands in theireyes, when it shall be reported, The kingAhasueruscommandedVashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.
If it please the king, let there go a royalcommandmentfrom him, and let it be writtenamong the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, ThatVashticome no morebeforekingAhasuerus; and let the kinggive her royalestateuntoanotherthat is betterthan she.
For he sentlettersinto all the king’sprovinces, intoeveryprovinceaccording to the writingthereof, and to everypeopleaftertheirlanguage, thatevery man shouldbearrule in his own house, and that it should be publishedaccording to the language of everypeople.