Matthew 14:11
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New International Version
His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

New Living Translation
and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.

English Standard Version
and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.

New American Standard Bible
And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

International Standard Version
His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she took it to her mother.

NET Bible
His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his head was brought in a dish and it was given to the girl and she brought it to her mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his head was brought in a platter and given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother.

King James 2000 Bible
And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the girl: and she brought it to her mother.

American King James Version
And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

American Standard Version
And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his head was brought in a dish: and it was 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.

English Revised Version
And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

Weymouth New Testament
The head was brought on a dish and given to the young girl, and she took 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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:1-12 The terror and reproach of conscience, which Herod, like other daring offenders, could not shake off, are proofs and warnings of a future judgment, and of future misery to them. But there may be the terror of convictions, where there is not the truth of conversion. When men pretend to favour the gospel, yet live in evil, we must not favour their self-delusion, but must deliver our consciences as John did. The world may call this rudeness and blind zeal. False professors, or timid Christians, may censure it as want of civility; but the most powerful enemies can go no further than the Lord sees good to permit. Herod feared that the putting of John to death might raise a rebellion among the people, which it did not; but he never feared it might stir up his own conscience against him, which it did. Men fear being hanged for what they do not fear being damned for. And times of carnal mirth and jollity are convenient times for carrying on bad designs against God's people. Herod would profusely reward a worthless dance, while imprisonment and death were the recompence of the man of God who sought the salvation of his soul. But there was real malice to John beneath his consent, or else Herod would have found ways to get clear of his promise. When the under shepherds are smitten, the sheep need not be scattered while they have the Great Shepherd to go to. And it is better to be drawn to Christ by want and loss, than not to come to him at all.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

By the executioner that cut it off, to Herod, whilst he and his guests were at table; by which it should seem, that the prison was very near; and it is not improbable, that it was the castle of Macheerus that Herod made this entertainment in:

and given to the damsel; the daughter of Herodias, who, by her mother's instigation, had asked it, and who received it out of the hands of Herod himself; or however, it was delivered to her by his orders:

and she brought it to her mother; who had put her upon it, than which, nothing could be a more agreeable dish to her; and who, as Jerome says (c), because she could not bear truth, that tongue which spoke truth; she plucked out, and pierced it through and through with a needle, as Fulvia did Cicero's: but this triumph over the faithful reprover of her, and Herod's vices, did not last long; for quickly after this, they were stripped of their honours and riches, and deprived of the kingdom, and banished to Lyons in France, where they died (d). A Jewish chronologer says (e), Herod was driven out of the land by Tiberius, and fled to Spain, and died there.

(c) Adv. Ruffin. Tom. 2. fol. 82. K. (d) Joseph. Antiqu. l. 18. c. 8. (e) Ganz. Tzemach David, par. 1. fol. 25. 2.



Matthew 14:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Beheading of John
10He sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 11And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.
Cross References
Matthew 14:8
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."

Matthew 14:10
and had John beheaded in the prison.

Matthew 14:12
John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
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