New International Version
On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much
King James Bible
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
Darby Bible Translation
But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod;
World English Bible
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod.
Young's Literal Translation
But the birthday of Herod being kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and did please Herod,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Herod's birth-day - Either the day in which he was born, or the day on which he began to reign; for both were termed birth-days. See 1 Samuel 13:1, and Hosea 7:5. The kings of Persia were accustomed to reject no petition that was preferred to them during the entertainment. See Herodotus in Calliope, and Esther 5:3.
The daughter - danced - This was Salome, mentioned before. Danced: by a literal rendering of the saltavit of the Vulgate, in my old MS. of the English Bible, the whole of this business seems to be treated with sovereign contempt: for thus says the translator, Shee leped in the myddle.
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before them. Gr. in the midst.
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The Martyrdom of John
First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand
Now the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials:
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,
that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
King Herod heard about this, for Jesus' name had become well known. Some were saying, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married.
So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,
"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."
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