Mark 6:21
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English Standard Version
But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee.

King James Bible
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

American Standard Version
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when a convenient day was come, Herod made a supper for his birthday, for the princes, and tribunes, and chief men of Galilee.

English Revised Version
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when a convenient day had come, that Herod on his birth-day made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief men of Galilee;

Weymouth New Testament
At length Herodias found her opportunity. Herod on his birthday gave a banquet to the nobles of his court and to the tribunes and the principal people in Galilee,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Convenient (εὐκαίρον)

Mark only. Convenient for Herodias' purpose. "Opportune for the insidious woman, who hoped, through wine, lust, and the concurrence of sycophants, to be able easily to overcome the wavering mind of her husband" (Grotius in Meyer).

Birthday

See on Matthew 14:6. The notice of the banquet and of the rank of the guests is peculiar to Mark.

Lords (μεγιστᾶσιν)

Only here, and Revelation 6:15; Revelation 18:23. A late word, from μέγας, great.

High captains (χιλιάρχοις)

Lit., commanders of a thousand men. Answering to a Roman military tribune. Both civil and military dignitaries were present, with other distinguished men of the district (chief men).

Mark 6:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Genesis 27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart...

2 Samuel 13:23-29 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheep shearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim...

Esther 3:7 In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot...

Psalm 37:12,13 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth...

Acts 12:2-4 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword...

his birthday.

Genesis 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants...

Esther 1:3-7 In the third year of his reign, he made a feast to all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media...

Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast to all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces...

Proverbs 31:4,5 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink...

Daniel 5:1-4 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand...

Hosea 7:5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another...

Cross References
Esther 1:3
in the third year of his reign he gave a feast for all his officials and servants. The army of Persia and Media and the nobles and governors of the provinces were before him,

Esther 2:18
Then the king gave a great feast for all his officials and servants; it was Esther's feast. He also granted a remission of taxes to the provinces and gave gifts with royal generosity.

Luke 3:1
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,

Acts 25:23
So on the next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city. Then, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.

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