1 King Ahasuerus imposed forced labor on the land and islands of the sea.

References for Esther 10:1

      2 All the work of his authority and his {powerful deeds}, and the full accounting of the greatness of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him, are they not written on the scroll of the {chronicles} of the kings of Media and Persia?

      References for Esther 10:2

        • a 10:2 - Literally "power"
        • b 10:2 - Literally "the events of the days"
          3 For Mordecai the Jew [was] second-in-command to King Ahasuerus. [He was] great for the Jews and popular with many of his brothers, for he sought good for his people, {interceding for the welfare of all his descendants}.

          References for Esther 10:3

            • c 10:3 - Literally "spoke peace for all his offspring"