Esther 10:1-3

10  And King Xerxes laid taxes on all the earth and the islands of the sea. 2  And as to his deeds of might and power, and the details of Mordocai’s greatness which the king bestowed on him, they are recorded in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia. 3  For Mordocai the Jew was second to King Xerxes, and a great man of the Jews and popular with the mass of his brothers, aiming at good for his people and speaking peace for all his race.