Esther 10 - Bible in Basic English with Hebrew
1 And King Ahasuerus put a tax on the land and on the islands of the sea.
1 וַיָּשֶׂם֩ הַמֶּ֨לֶךְ אֲחַשֵׁרֹשׁ אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹ֧ושׁ׀ מַ֛ס עַל־הָאָ֖רֶץ וְאִיֵּ֥י הַיָּֽם׃
2 And all his acts of power and his great strength and the full story of the high place which the king gave Mordecai, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Media and Persia?
2 וְכָל־מַעֲשֵׂ֤ה תָקְפֹּו֙ וּגְב֣וּרָתֹ֔ו וּפָרָשַׁת֙ גְּדֻלַּ֣ת מָרְדֳּכַ֔י אֲשֶׁ֥ר גִּדְּלֹ֖ו הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ הֲלֹוא־הֵ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֗ים עַל־סֵ֙פֶר֙ דִּבְרֵ֣י הַיָּמִ֔ים לְמַלְכֵ֖י מָדַ֥י וּפָרָֽס׃
3 For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and respected by the body of his countrymen; working for the good of his people, and saying words of peace to all his seed.
3 כִּ֣י׀ מָרְדֳּכַ֣י הַיְּהוּדִ֗י מִשְׁנֶה֙ לַמֶּ֣לֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹ֔ושׁ וְגָדֹול֙ לַיְּהוּדִ֔ים וְרָצ֖וּי לְרֹ֣ב אֶחָ֑יו דֹּרֵ֥שׁ טֹוב֙ לְעַמֹּ֔ו וְדֹבֵ֥ר שָׁלֹ֖ום לְכָל־זַרְעֹֽו׃