13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.
13 But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king's gate."
13 Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."
13 But I can't enjoy any of it when I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's Gate."
13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."
13 Then he added, "But this is all worth nothing as long as I see Mordecai the Jew just sitting there at the palace gate."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Esther 5:13
Commentary on Esther 5:9-14
(Read Esther 5:9-14)
This account of Haman is a comment upon Proverbs 21:24. Self-admirers and self-flatterers are really self-deceivers. Haman, the higher he is lifted up, the more impatient he is of contempt, and the more enraged at it. The affront from Mordecai spoiled all. A slight affront, which a humble man would scarcely notice, will torment a proud man, even to madness, and will mar all his comforts. Those disposed to be uneasy, will never want something to be uneasy at. Such are proud men; though they have much to their mind, if they have not all to their mind, it is as nothing to them. Many call the proud happy, who display pomp and make a show; but this is a mistaken thought. Many poor cottagers feel far less uneasiness than the rich, with all their fancied advantages around them. The man who knows not Christ, is poor though he be rich, because he is utterly destitute of that which alone is true riches.