|Overview - Esther 5|
|1||Esther, adventuring on the king's favour, obtains the grace of the golden sceptre, and invites the king and Haman to a banquet.|
|6||She, being encouraged by the king in her suit, invites them to another banquet the next day.|
|9||Haman, proud of his advancement, repines at the contempt of Mordecai.|
|14||By the counsel of Zeresh he prepares for him a gallows.|
Esther 5:13 (King James Version)
Yet all this availeth 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 ; Job 15:20 ; 18:4 Ecclesiastes 1:2 Ecclesiastes 1:14 ; Philippians 4:11 Philippians 4:12