For Mordecai was great in the king's house
Not only over Esther's affairs, but was one of the king's counsellors, and was the chief minister of state:
and his fame went out throughout all the provinces;
what a favourite he was of the king, as well as a relation of the queen, and how wise and just his administrations were:
for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater,
was more and more in the king's favour, and had offices of honour and trust heaped upon him, and increased both in wealth and power.