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

King James Bible
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

American Standard Version
And the king was grieved; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given.

English Revised Version
And the king was grieved; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them which sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the sake of the oath, and of them who sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given her.

Weymouth New Testament
The king was deeply vexed, yet because of his repeated oath and of the guests at his table he ordered it to be given her,

Matthew 14:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The oath's sake (διὰ τοὺς ὅρκους)

But the A. V. puts the apostrophe in the wrong place. The word is plural, and the Rev. rightly renders for the sake of his oaths. It is implied that Herod in his mad excitement had confirmed his promise with repeated oaths.

Matthew 14:9 Parallel Commentaries

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the king.

Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead...

sorry.

Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Matthew 27:17-26 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom will you that I release to you? Barabbas...

Daniel 6:14-16 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him...

Mark 6:20,26 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things...

Luke 13:32 And he said to them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow...

John 19:12-16 And from thereafter Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are not Caesar's friend...

Acts 24:23-27 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty...

Acts 25:3-9 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him...

the oath's.

Numbers 30:5-8 But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears; not any of her vows, or of her bonds with which she has bound her soul...

Judges 11:30,31,39 And Jephthah vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, If you shall without fail deliver the children of Ammon into my hands...

Judges 21:1,7-23 Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter to Benjamin to wife...

1 Samuel 14:24,28,39-45 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying...

1 Samuel 25:22 So and more also do God to the enemies of David...

1 Samuel 25:32-34 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent you this day to meet me...

1 Samuel 28:10 And Saul swore to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD lives, there shall no punishment happen to you for this thing.

2 Kings 6:31-33 Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day...

Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and you on earth...

Cross References
Jeremiah 44:25
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: You and your wives have declared with your mouths, and have fulfilled it with your hands, saying, 'We will surely perform our vows that we have made, to make offerings to the queen of heaven and to pour out drink offerings to her.' Then confirm your vows and perform your vows!

Matthew 14:8
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter."

Matthew 14:10
He sent and had John beheaded in the prison,

Mark 6:26
And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her.

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