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There were no restrictions on the drinking,[a] for the king had instructed all his supervisors[b] that they should do as everyone so desired.[c]

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  1. Esther 1:8 tn Heb “the drinking was according to law; there was no one compelling.”
  2. Esther 1:8 tn Heb “every chief of his house”; KJV “all the officers of his house”; NLT “his staff.”
  3. Esther 1:8 tn Heb “according to the desire of man and man.”

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