New International Reader's Version

Esther 10

The Greatness of Mordecai

1King Xerxes required people all through his kingdom to bring gifts. King Xerxes required gifts from its farthest shores. All the king’s powerful and mighty acts are written down. That includes the whole story of how important Mordecai was. The king had given him a position of great honor. All these things are written in the official records of the kings of Media and Persia. The position of Mordecai the Jew was second only to the position of King Xerxes. Mordecai was the most important Jew. All the other Jews had the highest respect for him. That’s because he worked for the good of his people. And he spoke up for the benefit of all the Jews.