Esther 5:13
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New International Version
But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king's gate."

New Living Translation
Then he added, "But this is all worth nothing as long as I see Mordecai the Jew just sitting there at the palace gate."

English Standard Version
Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”

Berean Study Bible
Yet none of this satisfies me as long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King’s Gate.”

New American Standard Bible
"Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

King James Bible
Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

Christian Standard Bible
Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's Gate all the time."

Contemporary English Version
But none of this makes me happy, as long as I see that Jew Mordecai serving the king."

Good News Translation
But none of this means a thing to me as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the entrance of the palace."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's Gate all the time."

International Standard Version
But all this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

NET Bible
Yet all of this fails to satisfy me so long as I have to see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

New Heart English Bible
Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's Gate."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, all this is worth nothing to me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.'

New American Standard 1977
“Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet all this avails me nothing so long as I see Mordecai, the Jew, sitting at the king's gate.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

American King James Version
Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

American Standard Version
Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whereas I have all these things, I think I have nothing, so long as I see Mardochai the Jew sitting before the king's gate.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet all this is of no avail to me so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

English Revised Version
Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

World English Bible
Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

Young's Literal Translation
and all this is not profitable to me, during all the time that I am seeing Mordecai the Jew sitting in the gate of the king.'
Study Bible
Haman's Plot Against Mordecai
12“What is more,” Haman added, “Queen Esther invited no one but me to join the king at the banquet she prepared, and I am invited back tomorrow along with the king. 13Yet none of this satisfies me as long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King’s Gate.” 14His wife Zeresh and all his friends told him, “Have them build a gallows fifty cubits high, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go to the banquet with the king and enjoy yourself.” The advice pleased Haman, and he had the gallows constructed.…
Cross References
Ezra 2:2
accompanied by Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the count of the men of Israel:

Esther 5:9
That day Haman went out full of joy and glad of heart. At the King's Gate, however, he saw Mordecai, who did not rise or tremble in fear at his presence. And Haman was filled with rage toward Mordecai.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

Yet all this. Pride will ever render its possessor unhappy. Haman, though possessed of immense riches, glory, and honour, and the prime favourite of his king, is wretched, because he could not have the homage of that man whom his heart even despised! Oh, how distressing are the inquietudes of pride and vanity.

1 Kings 21:4-6 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the …

Job 15:20 The wicked man travails with pain all his days, and the number of …

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(13) Availeth me nothing.--Better, suiteth, contenteth me not.

Verse 13. All this availeth me nothing. The bitter drop in his cup deprived Haman's life of all sweetness. He had not learned the wisdom of setting pleasure against pain, joy against sorrow, satisfaction against annoyance. Much less had he taught himself to look upon the vexations and trials of life as blessings in disguise. His was a coarse and undisciplined nature, little better than that of a savage, albeit he was the chief minister of the first monarch in the world. So little proof is worldly greatness of either greatness or goodness of soul Yet all this availeth me nothing,.... Is not equal or sufficient for me; it gives me no satisfaction and contentment:

so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate: not rising up to bow unto him; this single circumstance spoiled all his joy and pleasure. 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.
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