Matthew 14:8
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English Standard Version
Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”

King James Bible
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

American Standard Version
And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she being instructed before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist.

English Revised Version
And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she, being before instructed by her mother, said, Give me here the head of John the Baptist in a dish.

Weymouth New Testament
So she, instigated by her mother, said, "Give me here on a dish the head of John the Baptist."

Matthew 14:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Being before instructed (προβιβασθεῖσα)

Wyc., monestid, with warned in explanation. Both wrong. Rev., rightly, being put forward. Compare Acts 19:33, where the right meaning is, they pushed Alexander forward out of the crowd; and not as A. V., drew out. The correct rendering slightly relieves Salome of the charge of wanton cruelty, and throws it wholly upon Herodias.

Here (ὧδε)

She demanded it on the spot, before Herod should have had time to reflect and relent; the more so, as she knew his respect for John (compare was sorry, Matthew 14:9). The circumstances seem to point to Machaerus itself as the scene of the banquet; so that the deed could be quickly done, and the head of the Baptist delivered while the feast was still in progress.

In a charger (ἐπὶ πίνακι)

The Revisers cannot be defended in their retention of this thoroughly obsolete word. A charge is originally a burden; and a charger something loaded. Hence, a dish. Wyc., dish. Tynd., platter.

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being.

2 Chronicles 22:2,3 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem...

Mark 6:24 And she went forth, and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

Give.

1 Kings 18:4,13 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave...

1 Kings 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also...

2 Kings 11:1 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

a charger.

Numbers 7:13,19,84,85 And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels...

Ezra 1:9 And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,

Cross References
Numbers 7:13
And his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

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

Matthew 14:9
And the king was sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given.

Matthew 14:11
and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.

Mark 6:25
And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

Mark 6:28
and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.

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