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."
King James Bible
Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at 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.
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.'
Esther 5:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:13 Availeth - Gives me no content. Such torment did his envy and malice bring upon him. Sitting - Enjoying that honour and privilege without disturbance, and denying me the worship due to me by the king's command. Thus tho' proud men have much to their mind, if they have not all to their mind, it is nothing. The thousandth part of what Haman had, would give a modest, humble man, as much happiness as he expects to receive from anything under the sun. And Haman as passionately complains, as if he was in the lowest depth of poverty!
Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile:
Haman was a happy man as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the palace gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, Haman became furious.
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