New International Version
The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.
King James Bible
And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king, [while] made very sorry, on account of the oaths and those lying at table with [him] would not break his word with her.
World English Bible
The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king -- made very sorrowful -- because of the oaths and of those reclining (at meat) with him, would not put her away,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For their sakes which sat with him - Probably these persons joined in with the request, and were glad of this opportunity to get this light of Israel extinguished; he being a public reprover of all their vices.
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