And King Ahasuerus imposed tribute on the land and on a the islands of the sea.
Now all the acts of his power and his might, and the account of the greatness of Mordecai, b to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the c chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?
For Mordecai the Jew was d second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by the multitude of his brethren, e seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen.
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From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts.
It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.
Therefore glorify the LORD in the dawning light, The name of the LORD God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.
So Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, with a great crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.
For Mordecai was great in the king's palace, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for this man Mordecai became increasingly prominent.
That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
"You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you."
And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he set him over all the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh also said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 28:7
Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king's son, Azrikam the officer over the house, and Elkanah who was second to the king.
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of it, they were deeply disturbed that a man had come to seek the well-being of the children of Israel.
For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, "Peace be within you.
Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.