12 And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
12 Afterward Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief,
12 Then Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.
12 Then Mordecai returned to the King's Gate, but Haman fled to his house, thoroughly mortified, hiding his face.
12 Afterward Mordecai went back to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.
12 Afterward Mordecai returned to the palace gate, but Haman hurried home dejected and completely humiliated.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Esther 6:12
Commentary on Esther 6:12-14
(Read Esther 6:12-14)
Mordecai was not puffed up with his honours, he returned to his place and the duty of it. Honour is well bestowed on those that do not think themselves above their business. But Haman could not bear it. What harm had it done him? But that will break a proud man's heart, which will not break a humble man's sleep. His doom was, out of this event, read to him by his wife and his friends. They plainly confessed that the Jews, though scattered through the nations, were special objects of Divine care. Miserable comforters are they all; they did not advise Haman to repent, but foretold his fate as unavoidable. The wisdom of God is seen, in timing the means of his church's deliverance, so as to manifest his own glory.