New International Version
And he promised her with an oath, "Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom."
King James Bible
And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
Darby Bible Translation
And he swore to her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask me I will give thee, to half of my kingdom.
World English Bible
He swore to her, "Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."
Young's Literal Translation
and he sware to her -- 'Whatever thou mayest ask me, I will give to thee -- unto the half of my kingdom.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto the half of my kingdom - A noble price for a dance! This extravagance in favor of female dancers has the fullest scope in the east, even to the present day. M. Anquetil du Perron, in the preliminary discourse to his Zend Avesta, p. 344 and 345, gives a particular account of the dancers at Surat. This account cannot be transcribed in a comment on the Gospel of God, however illustrative it might be of the conduct of Herodias and her daughter Salome: it is too abominable for a place here. He observes, that the rich vie with each other in the presents they make to the dancing girls of money and jewels; and that persons of opulence have even ruined themselves by the presents they made to those victims of debauch. He mentions a remarkable case, which may throw light on this passage: "That the dancer Laal-koner gained such a complete ascendancy over the Mogul Emperor Maaz-eddin, that he made her joint governess of the empire with himself."
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The apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things they had done.--MARK 6:30. There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.--The Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.--Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. When ye shall have done …
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Then the king asked, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you."
As they were drinking wine, the king again asked Esther, "Now what is your petition? It will be given you. And what is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted."
and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, "Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted."
She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" "The head of John the Baptist," she answered.
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