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10:1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.
10:2 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? 10:3 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.

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Everything King James Bible:Esther
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
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Book: Esther
Chapter: 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.

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