Esther 5:10
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New International Version
Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home. Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his wife,

New Living Translation
However, he restrained himself and went on home. Then Haman gathered together his friends and Zeresh, his wife,

English Standard Version
Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and brought his friends and his wife Zeresh.

New American Standard Bible
Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh.

King James Bible
Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet Haman controlled himself and went home. He sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh to join him.

International Standard Version
Haman restrained himself, went to his house, and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh.

NET Bible
But Haman restrained himself and went on to his home. He then sent for his friends to join him, along with his wife Zeresh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, Haman controlled himself. He went home and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless, Haman refrained himself, and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh, his wife.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless Haman restrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

American King James Version
Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

American Standard Version
Nevertheless Haman refrained himself, and went home; and he sent and fetched his friends and Zeresh his wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But dissembling his anger, and returning into his house, he called together to him his friends, and Zares his wife:

Darby Bible Translation
But Haman controlled himself, and came home; and he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

English Revised Version
Nevertheless Haman refrained himself, and went home; and he sent and fetched his friends and Zeresh his wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

World English Bible
Nevertheless Haman restrained himself, and went home. There, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh his wife.

Young's Literal Translation
And Haman forceth himself, and cometh in unto his house, and sendeth, and bringeth in his friends, and Zeresh his wife,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:9-14 This account of Haman is a comment upon Pr 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Haman refrained himself. That is to say, so far as speech and act went. He said nothing; he did not strike his insulter; he did not order his servants to drag the fellow outside the gate and give him the bastinado. But he did not "refrain his heart." He allowed the affront that he had received to remain in his mind and rankle there. It poisoned his happiness, marred all his enjoyment, filled him with hatred and rage. When he came home, he sent and called for his friends. It was not so much to be partners in his joy that Haman called his friends around him as to be companions in his grief. It is true that his speech to them was chiefly occupied with boasts; but the true intention of the discourse is seen in its close - "All this availeth me nothing," etc.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Nevertheless Haman refrained himself,.... From showing any outward resentment to Mordecai, from laying hands upon him or taking revenge on him, as being too much below him to avenge himself on a single person, when the whole body of the people Mordecai belonged to would shortly feel the power of his hand for such insolent treatment of him:

and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife; who, the Targum says, was the daughter of Tatnai, the governor on the other side the river, Ezra 5:3.



Esther 5:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Haman's Plot against Mordecai
9Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate and that he did not stand up or tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai. 10Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh. 11Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants of the king.…
Cross References
Esther 6:13
and told Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, "Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him--you will surely come to ruin!"

Esther 5:11
Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials.
Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

refrained.

Genesis 43:30,31 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn on his brother: and …

Genesis 45:1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood …

2 Samuel 13:22,23 And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for …

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

called for his friends. Heb. caused his friends to come. Zeresh.

Esther 6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that …

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