Mark 6:26
New International Version
The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her.

Berean Study Bible
The king was overwhelmed with sorrow, but because of his oaths and his guests, he did not want to refuse her.

Berean Literal Bible
And the king, having been made very sorrowful, on account of the oaths and those reclining with him, did not want to refuse her.

New American Standard Bible
And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.

King James Bible
And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Christian Standard Bible
Although the king was deeply distressed, because of his oaths and the guests he did not want to refuse her.

Contemporary English Version
Herod was very sorry for what he had said. But he did not want to break the promise he had made in front of his guests.

Good News Translation
This made the king very sad, but he could not refuse her because of the vows he had made in front of all his guests.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though the king was deeply distressed, because of his oaths and the guests he did not want to refuse her.

International Standard Version
The king was deeply saddened, yet because of his oaths and his guests he was reluctant to refuse her.

NET Bible
Although it grieved the king deeply, he did not want to reject her request because of his oath and his guests.

New Heart English Bible
And the king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and those reclining, he did not wish to refuse her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it grieved The King much, but because of the oath and because of the dinner guests, he was unwilling to deny her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king deeply regretted his promise. But because of his oath and his guests, he didn't want to refuse her.

New American Standard 1977
And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king was exceeding sorry, yet for his oath's sake and for the sakes of those who sat with him, he would not reject her.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her.

American King James Version
And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

American Standard Version
And the king was exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat, he would not reject her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king was struck sad. Yet because of his oath, and because of them that were with him at table, he would not displease her:

Darby Bible Translation
And the king, [while] made very sorry, on account of the oaths and those lying at table with [him] would not break his word with her.

English Revised Version
And the king was exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat, he would not reject her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king was exceeding sorry: yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the King, though intensely sorry, yet for the sake of his oaths, and of his guests, would not break faith with her.

World English Bible
The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king -- made very sorrowful -- because of the oaths and of those reclining (at meat) with him, would not put her away,
Study Bible
The Beheading of John
25At once the girl hurried back to the king with her request: “I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter immediately.” 26The king was overwhelmed with sorrow, but because of his oaths and his guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27So without delay, the king commanded that John’s head be brought in. He sent an executioner who went and beheaded him in the prison.…
Cross References
Daniel 6:14
As soon as the king heard this, he was deeply distressed and set his mind on delivering Daniel, and he labored until sundown to rescue him.

Matthew 14:9
The king was grieved, but because of his oaths and his guests, he ordered that her wish be granted

Mark 6:25
At once the girl hurried back to the king with her request: "I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter immediately."

Mark 6:27
So without delay, the king commanded that John's head be brought in. He sent an executioner who went and beheaded him in the prison.

Treasury of Scripture

And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Matthew 14:9
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.

Matthew 27:3-5,24,25
Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, …







Lexicon
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

king
βασιλεὺς (basileus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

was
γενόμενος (genomenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

overwhelmed with sorrow,
περίλυπος (perilypos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4036: Very sorrowful, greatly grieved. From peri and lupe; grieved all around, i.e. Intensely sad.

but because of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[his]
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

oaths
ὅρκους (horkous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3727: An oath. From herkos; a limit, i.e. restraint.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

his guests,
ἀνακειμένους (anakeimenous)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 345: To recline, especially at a dinner-table. From ana and keimai; to recline.

he did not want
ἠθέλησεν (ēthelēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to refuse
ἀθετῆσαι (athetēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 114: From a compound of a and a derivative of tithemi; to set aside, i.e. to disesteem, neutralize or violate.

her.
αὐτήν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Verse 26. - And the king was exceeding sorry. We cannot suppose that this was a pretended grief. The true reason is doubtless to be found in the relentless animosity of Herodias. Herod must have known well that he could not be bound by his oath in reference to a petition so unreasonable and so iniquitous. Nevertheless he thought that "the words of a king were law." St. Augustine says, "The girl dances; the mother rages. A rash oath is made amidst the excitement and the voluptuous indulgence of the feast; and the savage desires of Herodias are fulfilled." For the sake of his oaths (διὰ τοὺς ὅρκους); the plural shows that he repeated the rash promise once and again. 6:14-29 Herod feared John while he lived, and feared him still more when he was dead. Herod did many of those things which John in his preaching taught him; but it is not enough to do many things, we must have respect to all the commandments. Herod respected John, till he touched him in his Herodias. Thus many love good preaching, if it keep far away from their beloved sin. But it is better that sinners persecute ministers now for faithfulness, than curse them eternally for unfaithfulness. The ways of God are unsearchable; but we may be sure he never can be at a loss to repay his servants for what they endure or lose for his sake. Death could not come so as to surprise this holy man; and the triumph of the wicked was short.
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