The Greatness of Mordecai
King Ahasuerus imposed tax on the land and on y the coastlands of the sea.
And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, z to which the king advanced him, are they not written in a the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?
For Mordecai the Jew was b second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he c sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people.
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In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea.
Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord ; in the coastlands of the sea, give glory to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.
Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a great golden crown and a robe of fine linen and purple, and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced.
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai grew more and more powerful.
When the affair was investigated and found to be so, the men were both hanged on the gallows. And it was recorded in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king.
On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
2 Chronicles 28:7
And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king's son and Azrikam the commander of the palace and Elkanah the next in authority to the king.
You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you.
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant heard this, it displeased them greatly that someone had come to seek the welfare of the people of Israel.
Psalms 122:8 - 9
For my brothers and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!