in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was
in Shushan the palace,
In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being
When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even
an hundred and fourscore days.
And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace;
white, green, and blue, hangings
, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of
gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
And they gave them
drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
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.