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  • In the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his princes and officials. He invited all the military officers of Media and Persia, as well as the noblemen and provincial officials. - Esther 1:3

  • He immediately consulted with his advisers, who knew all the Persian laws and customs, for he always asked their advice. - Esther 1:13

  • The names of these men were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan--seven high officials of Persia and Media. They were his closest associates and held the highest positions in the empire. - Esther 1:14

  • So if it please the king, we suggest that you issue a written decree, a law of the Persians and Medes that cannot be revoked. It should order that Queen Vashti be forever banished from your presence and that you choose another queen more worthy than she. - Esther 1:19

  • His great achievements and the full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are recorded in [The Book of the History of the Kings of Media and Persia.] - Esther 10:2

  • Men from distant Persia, Lydia, and Libya* served in your great army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, giving you great honor.3 - Ezekiel 27:10

  • Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya* will join you, too, with all their weapons.1 - Ezekiel 38:5

  • [Parsin]* means `divided'--your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians."1 - Daniel 5:28

  • And let Your Majesty issue and sign this law so it cannot be changed, a law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked." - Daniel 6:8

  • So they went back to the king and reminded him about his law. "Did you not sign a law that for the next thirty days anyone who prays to anyone, divine or human--except to Your Majesty--will be thrown to the lions?" "Yes," the king replied, "that decision stands; it is a law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked." - Daniel 6:12

  • In the evening the men went together to the king and said, "Your Majesty knows that according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, no law that the king signs can be changed." - Daniel 6:15

  • So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.*1 - Daniel 6:28

  • The two-horned ram represents the kings of Media and Persia. - Daniel 8:20

  • In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. It concerned events certain to happen in the future--times of war and great hardship--and Daniel understood what the vision meant. - Daniel 10:1

  • But for twenty-one days the spirit prince* of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels,* came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia.*2 - Daniel 10:13

  • He replied, "Do you know why I have come? Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and then against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece.*4 - Daniel 10:20

  • "Now then, I will reveal the truth to you. Three more Persian kings will reign, to be succeeded by a fourth, far richer than the others. Using his wealth for political advantage, he will stir up everyone to war against the kingdom of Greece.*2 - Daniel 11:2
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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