And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.…
How dreadfully this wrath flamed in his bosom we learn from the method which he took to express it. We may observe, at present, what misery pride, by its own nature and inseparable consequences, brings upon men. No proud man ever received all that respect, or was treated with all that delicacy of regard, which he thought his due. Now pride mortified by neglect or contempt, kindles a fire in the soul which burns, and torments, and destroys.
Parallel VersesKJV: And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.