Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
Esther 10:1 And King Ahasuerus imposed tribute on the land and on the islands of the sea.
Esther 10:2 Now all the acts of his power and his might, and the account of the greatness of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him (Lit. made him great), are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?
Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by the multitude of his brethren, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen (Lit. seed-descendents).
- Mordecai did what was best for the people, not what was best for himself, and God rewarded him accordingly.
- Mordecai was second to King Ahasuerus
- Joseph was second to Pharaoh
- Daniel was ruler over the entire province of Babylon (next to the king) and placed in charge of all its wise men.