'According to law, what is to be done with Queen Vashti, since she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus delivered by the eunuchs?'
And in the presence of the king and the other
officials, Memucan said, 'Queen Vashti has wronged not only the king but also
all the officials and all the peoples who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus.
For the queen’s conduct will become known to all the women so as to make their own husbands despicable in their sight, when they say, ‘King Ahasuerus commanded that Queen Vashti be brought in to his presence, but she did not come.’
And this day the wives of the officials of Persia and Media who have heard about the queen’s conduct will talk about it
to all the king’s officials, and there will be plenty of contempt and anger.
If it pleases the king, let a royal edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot be repealed, that Vashti may not come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to another who is more worthy than she.