Vashti Angers the King

These events took place during the days of Ahasuerus,(A) who ruled 127 provinces(B) from India to Cush.

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On the twenty-third day of the third month(A)—that is, the month Sivan—the royal scribes were summoned. Everything was written exactly as Mordecai(B) commanded for the Jews, to the satraps,(C) the governors, and the officials of the 127 provinces from India to Cush.(D) The edict was written for each province in its own script, for each ethnic group in its own language,(E) and to the Jews in their own script and language.

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