Esther 6:12
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New International Version
Afterward Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief,

King James Bible
And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.

Darby Bible Translation
And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house, mourning and having his head covered.

World English Bible
Mordecai came back to the king's gate, but Haman hurried to his house, mourning and having his head covered.

Young's Literal Translation
And Mordecai turneth back unto the gate of the king, and Haman hath been hastened unto his house mourning, and with covered head,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Mordecai came again to the king's gate - He resumed his former humble state; while Haman, ashamed to look up, covered his face, and ran home to hide himself in his own house. Covering the head and face was a sign of shame and confusion, as well as of grief, among most people of the earth.

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came again.

Esther 2:19 And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king's gate.

1 Samuel 3:15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

Psalm 131:1,2 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me...

hasted to his house.

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...

1 Kings 20:43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.

1 Kings 21:4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said...

2 Chronicles 26:20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked on him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead...

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?


Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine...

2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot...

Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Jeremiah 14:3,4 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water...

Whether Honor is Properly Due to those who are Above Us?
Objection 1: It seems that honor is not properly due to those who are above us. For an angel is above any human wayfarer, according to Mat. 11:11, "He that is lesser in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist." Yet an angel forbade John when the latter wished to honor him (Apoc. 22:10). Therefore honor is not due to those who are above us. Objection 2: Further, honor is due to a person in acknowledgment of his virtue, as stated above [3162](A[1]; Q[63], A[3]). But sometimes those who
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

King of Kings and Lord of Lords
And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, K ING OF K INGS AND L ORD OF L ORDS T he description of the administration and glory of the Redeemer's Kingdom, in defiance of all opposition, concludes the second part of Messiah Oratorio. Three different passages from the book of Revelation are selected to form a grand chorus, of which Handel's title in this verse is the close --a title which has been sometimes vainly usurped by proud worms of this earth. Eastern monarchs, in particular,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
2 Samuel 15:30
But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up.

Esther 6:11
So Haman got the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, "This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!"

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