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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Esther 6:4-11

It is now morning, and people begin to stir. I. Haman is so impatient to get Mordecai hanged that he comes early to court, to be ready at the king's levee, before any other business is brought before him, to get a warrant for his execution (Est. 6:4), which he makes sure that he shall have at the first word. The king would gratify him in a greater thing than that; and he could tell the king that he was so confident of the justice of his request, and the king's favour to him in it, that he had... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Esther 6:10

Then the king said to Haman, make haste ,.... And without delay go into the royal treasury, or wardrobe, as the Targum adds: "and take the apparel"; the royal robe, the purple one, or one of the precious purple robes; and then, as the same Targum, go to the king's stable, and take thence the king's "horse", that stands in the chief place in the stable, whose name is "Shiphregaz"; but how the Targumist came by the name of it, I know not; however it was not unusual for kings to give a name to... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Esther 6:10

Make haste , and take the apparel - and do even so to Mordecai - O mortifying reverse of human fortune! How could Haman bear this? The Targumist might speak according to nature when he said that "Haman besought the king to kill him rather than degrade him so." How astonishing is the conduct of Divine providence in all this business! From it we plainly see that there is neither counsel nor wisdom against the Lord; and that he who digs a pit for his neighbor, is sure to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Esther 6:2-14

The honour that cometh from man. Unable to sleep, the king calls for something to beguile the weary hours; he has the chronicles of his reign read to him; he is struck with the fact of his own life having been saved by Mordecai, inquires what has been the reward given to this dutiful subject, discovers that nothing whatever has been done for him, and calls for Haman to ask his counsel. Haman is at hand, full of his murderous design against Mordecai. We picture to ourselves his impatience... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Esther 6:4-14

Exaltation and humiliation. I. HASTE . Having seen the gallows prepared for Mordecai over-night, Haman was early astir next morning. He was in the court of the palace while the king was yet having the chronicles read to him, resolved to seize the first moment to get permission to hang the Jew. His plan of revenge was to be executed and done with long before the hour of the queen's banquet ( Proverbs 1:16 ). "The children of this world are wiser," because more diligent, "in their... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Esther 6:10

Make haste . The king will have no more delay in a matter which has been delayed far too long. Haman is to "hasten, and confer the honour at once. Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth in the king's gate . Mordecai's nationality and his employment were probably mentioned in the book of the chronicles. From these the king has learnt them, and he uses probably the very phrase of the records. Let nothing fail . Observe every particular of honour that you have mentioned; let there be no omission of... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Esther 6:10

Esther 6:10. The king said, Do even so to Mordecai the Jew If the king had but said as Haman expected, Thou art the man, what a fair opportunity would be have had to perform the errand he came on, and to have requested, that, to grace the solemnity of his triumph, Mordecai, his sworn enemy, might be hanged at the same time; but how is he thunderstruck when the king bids him, not to order all this to be done, but to do it himself to Mordecai the Jew, the very man he hated above all men,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Esther 6:1-14

Haman’s humiliation and defeat (5:1-7:10)After three days Esther approached the king and invited him and Haman to dinner (5:1-4). She was so pleased with their friendly response that she decided to invite them again the next day, in the hope that they would be even more favourable to her (5-8). Haman thought that the honour given him by the queen showed that she, as well as the king, was pleased with him and agreed with his anti-Jewish policy. He decided to take the opportunity of this royal... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Esther 6:10

Make haste = be expeditious. Hebrew. mahar, as in Esther 5:5 ; not dahaph (to urge oneself), as in Esther 6:12 ; Esther 3:15 ; or bahal (to hurry away), as in Esther 6:14 ; Esther 8:14 . as = according as. read more

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