Esther 2:2
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New International Version
Then the king's personal attendants proposed, "Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.


New American Standard Bible
Then the king's attendants, who served him, said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.


King James Bible
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king's personal attendants suggested, "Let a search be made for beautiful young women for the king.


International Standard Version
Then the young men who attended the king suggested, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.


American Standard Version
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:


Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king's servants and his officers said: Let young women be sought for the king, virgins and beautiful,


Darby Bible Translation
Then said the king's servants that attended upon him, Let there be maidens, virgins of beautiful countenance, sought for the king;


Young's Literal Translation
and servants of the king, his ministers, say, 'Let them seek for the king young women, virgins, of good appearance,
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Context
Seeking Vashti's Successor

1After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her. 2Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: 3And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins to Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, to the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them: 4And let the maiden which pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so. 5Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite; 6Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. 7And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Cross References
1 Kings 1:2
Why his servants said to him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.


Esther 2:3
And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins to Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, to the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:


Esther 2:1
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