New International Version
that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
King James Bible
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
Darby Bible Translation
whereupon he promised with oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.
World English Bible
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask.
Young's Literal Translation
whereupon with an oath he professed to give her whatever she might ask.
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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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