This final, brief chapter summarizes King Ahasuerus’s powerful reign and the tribute he imposed on the land and islands of the sea. The focus then shifts to Mordecai, who is second in rank to the king. Mordecai is described as being great among the Jews, well-received by the multitude of his brethren. He seeks the welfare of his people and speaks peace to all his descendants. The chronicler notes that the full account of the king’s and Mordecai’s acts are recorded in the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia. This chapter, while short, serves to underscore the reversal of fortunes for Mordecai and the Jewish people, and it highlights the theme of recognition and honor for those who faithfully serve their community and God. The book concludes on a note of triumph and respect, marking the resilience and restoration of the Jewish people in the Persian Empire.

Esther 10

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.

End of Esther 10

1 Year Plan:  Jul 24 - Est 10; Job 1,  1 Co 13

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