Esther 10:1
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New International Version
King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores.

King James Bible
And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
And king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land and the isles of the sea.

World English Bible
King Ahasuerus laid a tribute on the land, and on the islands of the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king Ahasuerus setteth a tribute on the land and the isles of the sea;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Laid a tribute upon the land - On the one hundred and twenty-seven provinces of which we have already heard.

The isles of the sea - Probably the isles of the Aegean sea, which were conquered by Darius Hystaspes. Calmet supposes that this Hystaspes is the Ahasuerus of Esther.

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laid a tribute.

Esther 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even to Ethiopia...

Esther 8:9 Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof...

Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

the isles.

Genesis 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Isaiah 24:15 Why glorify you the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

Daniel 11:18 After this shall he turn his face to the isles, and shall take many...

In the Days of Queen Esther
Under the favor shown them by Cyrus, nearly fifty thousand of the children of the captivity had taken advantage of the decree permitting their return. These, however, in comparison with the hundreds of thousands scattered throughout the provinces of Medo-Persia, were but a mere remnant. The great majority of the Israelites had chosen to remain in the land of their exile rather than undergo the hardships of the return journey and the re-establishment of their desolated cities and homes. A score or
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Genesis 10:5
(From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)

Isaiah 11:11
In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.

Isaiah 24:15
Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea.

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