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Esther 1:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

The King Dethrones Queen Vashti

Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus[a] (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia),

Footnotes:

  1. Esther 1:1 Generally identified with Xerxes I (485–464 b.c.)
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Esther 1:1 New International Version (NIV)

Queen Vashti Deposed

This is what happened during the time of Xerxes,[a] the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush[b]:

Footnotes:

  1. Esther 1:1 Hebrew Ahasuerus; here and throughout Esther
  2. Esther 1:1 That is, the upper Nile region
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Esther 1:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan[a] the [b]citadel,

Footnotes:

  1. Esther 1:2 Or Susa
  2. Esther 1:2 Or fortified palace, and so elsewhere in the book
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Esther 1:2 New International Version (NIV)

At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa,

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Esther 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)

And when these days were completed, the king made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in [a]Shushan the [b]citadel, from great to small, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace.

Footnotes:

  1. Esther 1:5 Or Susa
  2. Esther 1:5 palace
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Esther 1:5 New International Version (NIV)

When these days were over, the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days, in the enclosed garden of the king’s palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest who were in the citadel of Susa.

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Daniel 8:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

I saw in the vision, and it so happened while I was looking, that I was in Shushan,[a] the [b]citadel, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision that I was by the River Ulai.

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 8:2 Or Susa
  2. Daniel 8:2 Or fortified palace
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Daniel 8:2 New International Version (NIV)

In my vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa in the province of Elam; in the vision I was beside the Ulai Canal.

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