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If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:19 be not altered. See also Daniel 6:13. The Persians considered their laws to be so perfect—an opinion probably justified in most cases—that once enacted, they could be neither repealed nor revised. Vashti thus lost her position as queen, but was presumably still in the harem.

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