Matthew 14:6
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English Standard Version
But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod,

King James Bible
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

American Standard Version
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod.

English Revised Version
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

Weymouth New Testament
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before all the company, and so pleased Herod

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Vincent's Word Studies

Birthday (γενεσίοις)

Though some explain it as the anniversary of Herod's accession. The custom of celebrating birthdays by festivities was not approved by the strict Jews; but it is claimed that the Herodian princes adopted the custom. The Roman satirist, Persins, alludes to a festival known as "Herod's Day," and pictures a banquet on that occasion.

"But when

Comes Herod's day, and on the steaming panes

The ranged lamps, festooned with violets, pour

The unctuous cloud, while the broad tunny-tail

Sprawled o'er the red dish swims, and snowy jars

Swell with the wine."

Sat. v., 180-188.

Before (ἐν τῷ μέσῳ)

Rev., in the midst. Wyc., leaped in the middle.

Matthew 14:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

birth-day.

Genesis 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants...

Esther 1:2-9 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace...

Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces...

Daniel 5:1-4 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand...

Hosea 1:5,6 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel...

Mark 6:21-23 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee...

the daughter.

Matthew 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

danced.

Esther 1:10-12 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha...

before them. Gr. in the midst.

Cross References
Genesis 40:20
On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.

Matthew 14:3
For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Matthew 14:7
so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.

Mark 6:14
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him."

Mark 6:17
For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her.

Mark 6:19
And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not,

Mark 8:15
And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

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