1King Ahasuerus exacted tribute a 10:1 tribute: or forced labour. from the land and the coasts and islands. 2All his acts of might and power, and the high dignities which he conferred on Mordecai, are recorded in the annals of the kings of Media and Persia. 3Mordecai the Jew ranked second only to King Ahasuerus himself; he was a great man among the Jews and popular with all his many countrymen, for he sought the good of his people and promoted the welfare of all their descendants.
a 10:1 tribute: or forced labour.