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1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.

2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

Commentary for Esther 10

Greatness of Ahasuerus-Mordecai's advancement.

- Many instances of the grandeur of Ahasuerus might have been given: these were written in the Persian chronicles, which are long since lost, while the sacred writings will live till time shall be no more. The concerns of the despised worshippers of the Lord are deemed more important by the Holy Spirit, than the exploits of the most illustrious monarch on earth. Mordecai was truly great, and his greatness gave him opportunities of doing the more good. He did not disown his people the Jews, and no doubt kept to the true religion. He did not seek his own wealth, but the welfare of his people. Few have it in their power to do so much good as Mordecai; but all have it in their power to do hurt, and who has it not in his power to do some good? We are not required to do what is not in our power, or is unsuited to our station; but all are bound to live under the influence of the tempers displayed in the saints, whose examples are recorded in the Bible. If we live by the faith of Christ, we shall be active according to the ability and opportunities he gives us, in promoting his glory and the best interests of men. If our faith be genuine, it will work by love. Wait in faith and prayer, and the event will be safe and glorious; our salvation is sure, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Esther 10

  • Irene123
    To Panayam - Go to any dictionary - book, online, and read what it says about the apocrypha. This is a KJV bible site.
  • Jyline Kaari Ireri
    This book of Esther makes me understand how the power of fasting is strong. So if we put God first, fast and pray for anything, God in heaven will favor us and can never a shame us. Thanks be to God.
  • Carleena
    The favor of God triumphs over evil. Esther was placed in the right position by God to protect His people when the time came.
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    God is good
  • Anne
    Mordecai was faithful to his people and became a great leader of his people. God used both he and Esther to deliver His people.
  • Panayam Yasharahla
    HOOOOOOOL UPP! NOW WHY IS THIS CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE ONLY GOT THREE VERSES. COULD IT BE THAT THE REST OF ESTHER WAS TAKEN OUT AND THAT IN THE APOCRYPHA IT SHOWS THE REST OF THE BOOK OF ESTHER HMMMM I WONDER....
  • Faith Isonhood
    Esther was faithful to God and help protect the Jews. I loved reading Esther it was so beautifully written . I will read it again
  • Tammy Garrett
    Mordeci and Esther were truly blessed

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Bible Trivia

After Haman died, Mordecai was second only to ________?
  • Esther
  • King Ahasuerus (Xerxes)
  • Vashti
  • Harbonah