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We will appoint agents in each province to select young lovelies for the royal harem. Hegai, the eunuch in charge, will see that they are given beauty treatments, and after that, the girl who pleases you most shall be the queen instead of Vashti.”

This suggestion naturally pleased the king very much, and he put the plan into immediate effect.

Now there was a certain Jew at the palace named Mordecai (son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite).

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