Esther 1:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Esther 1:8, NIV: "By the king's command each guest was allowed to drink with no restrictions, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished."
Esther 1:8, ESV: "And drinking was according to this edict: “There is no compulsion.” For the king had given orders to all the staff of his palace to do as each man desired."
Esther 1:8, KJV: "And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure."
Esther 1:8, NASB: "But the drinking was done according to the royal law; there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household, that he was to do as each person pleased."
Esther 1:8, NLT: "By edict of the king, no limits were placed on the drinking, for the king had instructed all his palace officials to serve each man as much as he wanted."
Esther 1:8, CSB: "The drinking was according to royal decree: "There are no restrictions." The king had ordered every wine steward in his household to serve whatever each person wanted."