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Esther 10:1-3

1And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea. 2And 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?10.2 advanced…: Heb. made him great 3For 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.

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Esters Bog 10:1-3

Mordokajs eftermæle

1Kong Xerxes udskrev skat ud over hele sit rige helt ud til de fjerneste kyster. 2Alle hans bedrifter står optegnet i det medisk-persiske riges krønikebog, som også indeholder en skildring af Mordokajs betydning og den magt, som kongen gav ham. 3Mordokaj blev altså rigets premierminister og kong Xerxes’ højre hånd. Blandt jøderne fik han stor indflydelse, og han var højt respekteret af dem, fordi han altid talte deres sag og gjorde meget for at sikre deres efterkommeres fremtid.