New Living Translation
Then the king regretted what he had said; but because of the vow he had made in front of his guests, he issued the necessary orders.
King James Bible
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king was grieved; but on account of the oaths, and those lying at table with him, he commanded it to be given.
World English Bible
The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given,
Young's Literal Translation
and the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and of those reclining with him, he commanded it to be given;
Matthew 14:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:9 And the king was sorry - Knowing that John was a good man. Yet for the oath's sake - So he murdered an innocent man from mere tenderness of conscience.
LibraryAgain on Matt. xiv. 25: of the Lord Walking on the Waves of the Sea, and of Peter Tottering.
1. The Gospel which has just been read touching the Lord Christ, who walked on the waters of the sea;  and the Apostle Peter, who as he was walking, tottered through fear, and sinking in distrust, rose again by confession, gives us to understand that the sea is the present world, and the Apostle Peter the type of the One Church. For Peter in the order of Apostles first, and in the love of Christ most forward, answers oftentimes alone for all the rest. Again, when the Lord Jesus Christ asked, …
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Mr. Fearing Comforted
First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies, the God of Israel, says: 'You and your wives have said, "We will keep our promises to burn incense and pour out liquid offerings to the Queen of Heaven," and you have proved by your actions that you meant it. So go ahead and carry out your promises and vows to her!'
At her mother's urging, the girl said, "I want the head of John the Baptist on a tray!"
So John was beheaded in the prison,
Then the king deeply regretted what he had said; but because of the vows he had made in front of his guests, he couldn't refuse her.
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