1And Sovereign Aḥashwĕrosh laid compulsory labour on the land and the islands of the sea.
2And all the acts of his power and his might, and the exact account of the greatness of Mordeḵai, with which the sovereign made him great, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Media and Persia?
3For Mordeḵai the Yehuḏi was second to Sovereign Aḥashwĕrosh, and great among the Yehuḏim and pleasing to his many brothers, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his seed.