Esther 3:5
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New International Version
When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged.

New Living Translation
When Haman saw that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with rage.

English Standard Version
And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury.

New American Standard Bible
When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.

King James Bible
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing down or paying him homage, he was filled with rage.

International Standard Version
When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel and bow down to him, he flew into a rage.

NET Bible
When Haman saw that Mordecai was not bowing or paying homage to him, he was filled with rage.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Haman saw that Mordecai did not kneel and bow to him, Haman was infuriated.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not kneel or worship before him, then Haman was filled with wrath.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor paid him homage, then was Haman full of wrath.

American King James Version
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

American Standard Version
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not down, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when Aman had heard this, and had proved by experience that Mardochai did not bend his knee to him, nor worship him, he was exceeding angry.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, Haman was full of fury.

English Revised Version
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not down, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

World English Bible
When Haman saw that Mordecai didn't bow down, nor pay him homage, Haman was full of wrath.

Young's Literal Translation
And Haman seeth that Mordecai is not bowing and doing obeisance to him, and Haman is full of fury,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:1-6 Mordecai refused to reverence Haman. The religion of a Jew forbade him to give honours to any mortal man which savoured of idolatry, especially to so wicked a man as Haman. By nature all are idolaters; self is our favourite idol, we are pleased to be treated as if every thing were at our disposal. Though religion by no means destroys good manners, but teaches us to render honour to whom honour is due, yet by a citizen of Zion, not only in his heart, but in his eyes, such a vile person as Haman was, is contemned, Ps 15:4. The true believer cannot obey edicts, or conform to fashions, which break the law of God. He must obey God rather than man, and leave the consequences to him. Haman was full of wrath. His device was inspired by that wicked spirit, who has been a murderer from the beginning; whose enmity to Christ and his church, governs all his children.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - When Haman saw. Apparently Mordecai's disrespect had not been observed by Haman until the "king's servants" called his attention to it. Then, naturally enough, he was greatly offended, and felt exceedingly angry at what seemed to him a gross impertinence. Mordecai's excuse did not pacify him - perhaps seemed to him to make the matter worse, since, if allowed, it would justify all the Jews in the empire in withholding from him the respect that he considered his due.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence,.... For, after the information given him, he observed and watched him, to see whether he bowed and did him reverence or not:

then was Haman full of wrath; exceedingly displeased and angry; it was such a mortification to him he could not bear.



Esther 3:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Haman Plots against the Jews
4Now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them, that they told Haman to see whether Mordecai's reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew. 5When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage. 6But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.…
Cross References
Esther 3:4
Day after day they spoke to him but he refused to comply. Therefore they told Haman about it to see whether Mordecai's behavior would be tolerated, for he had told them he was a Jew.

Esther 5:9
Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king's gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
Treasury of Scripture

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

that Mordecai.

Esther 3:2 And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, …

Esther 5:9 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but …

full of wrath.

Esther 1:12 But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by …

Genesis 4:5,6 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was …

Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver …

Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.

Proverbs 27:3,4 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier …

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage …

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