New International Version
His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.
King James Bible
And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
Darby Bible Translation
and his head was brought upon a dish, and was given to the damsel, and she carried [it] to her mother.
World English Bible
His head was brought on a platter, and given to the young lady: and she brought it to her mother.
Young's Literal Translation
and his head was brought upon a plate, and was given to the damsel, and she brought it nigh to her mother.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His head was given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother - There is no person so revengeful as a lascivious woman when reproved and blamed. A preacher of the Gospel has most to fear from this quarter: - the first of this profession lost his life for the sake of truth and chastity; and others, especially those who have any thing to do with men in power who are profligates, may learn what they are to expect in return for a faithful discharge of their duty.
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LibraryJuly 23. "Bring them Hither to Me" (Matt. xiv. 18).
"Bring them hither to Me" (Matt. xiv. 18). Why have ye not received all the fulness of the Holy Spirit? And how may we be anointed with "the rest of the oil?" The greatest need is to make room when God makes it. Look around you at your situation. Are you not encompassed with needs at this very moment, and almost overwhelmed with difficulties, trials and emergencies? These are all divinely provided vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill, and if you would but rightly understand their meaning, they would …
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The Martyrdom of John
First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
and had John beheaded in the prison.
John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
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