King James Bible
And let the king appoint55 officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together4 all the fair 4758 young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper6 of the women; and let their things for purification be given2 [them]:
And he brought up6 Hadassah, that [is], Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid [was] fair 8389 and beautiful; 4758 whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took1 for his own daughter.
So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard,9 and when many maidens were gathered together9 unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought11 also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper6 of the women.
And the maiden pleased4 5869 him, and she obtained4 kindness of him; and he speedily17 gave2 her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, [which were] meet7 to be given2 her, out of the king's house: and he preferred17 her and her maids unto the best [place] of the house of the women.
Now when every maid's 5291 turn was come53 to go in2 to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve 6240 months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished,4 [to wit], six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with [other] things for the purifying of the women;)
In the evening she went,6 and on the morrow she returned6 into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept6 the concubines: she came in4 unto the king no more, except the king delighted1 in her, and that she were called8 by name.
Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken1 her for his daughter, was come53 to go in2 unto the king, she required14 nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper6 of the women, appointed.4 And Esther obtained6 favour in the sight of all them that looked6 upon her.
And the king loved4 Esther above all the women, and she obtained4 grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set4 the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen55 instead of Vashti.
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