Matthew 14:8
New International Version
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."

New Living Translation
At her mother's urging, the girl said, "I want the head of John the Baptist on a tray!"

English Standard Version
Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”

Berean Study Bible
Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”

Berean Literal Bible
And having been urged on by her mother she says, "Give me here upon a platter the head of John the Baptist."

New American Standard Bible
Having been prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."

King James Bible
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

Christian Standard Bible
Prompted by her mother, she answered, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter."

Contemporary English Version
But the girl's mother told her to say, "Here on a serving plate I want the head of John the Baptist!"

Good News Translation
At her mother's suggestion she asked him, "Give me here and now the head of John the Baptist on a plate!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And prompted by her mother, she answered, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter!"

International Standard Version
Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me, right here on a platter, the head of John the Baptist."

NET Bible
Instructed by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter."

New Heart English Bible
And she, being prompted by her mother, said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But because she had been instructed by her mother, she had said, “Give me here in a dish the head of Yohannan The Baptizer.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Urged by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptizer on a platter."

New American Standard 1977
And having been prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John the Baptist's head in a platter.

King James 2000 Bible
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John the Baptist's head on a platter.

American King James Version
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

American Standard Version
And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she being instructed before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist.

Darby Bible Translation
But she, being set on by her mother, says, Give me here upon a dish the head of John the baptist.

English Revised Version
And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she, being before instructed by her mother, said, Give me here the head of John the Baptist in a dish.

Weymouth New Testament
So she, instigated by her mother, said, "Give me here on a dish the head of John the Baptist."

World English Bible
She, being prompted by her mother, said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptizer."

Young's Literal Translation
And she having been instigated by her mother -- 'Give me (says she) here upon a plate the head of John the Baptist;
Study Bible
The Beheading of John
7so much that he promised with an oath to give to her whatever she asked. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9The king was grieved, but because of his oaths and his guests, he ordered that her wish be granted…
Cross References
Numbers 7:13
His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel and filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

Matthew 14:7
so much that he promised with an oath to give to her whatever she asked.

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

Matthew 14:11
John's head was brought in on a platter and presented to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

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 6:28
The man brought John's head on a platter and presented it to the girl, who gave it to her mother.

Treasury of Scripture

And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

being.

2 Chronicles 22:2,3
Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri…

Mark 6:24
And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

Give.

1 Kings 18:4,13
For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) …

1 Kings 19:2
Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

2 Kings 11:1
And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

a charger.

Numbers 7:13,19,84,85
And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: …

Ezra 1:9
And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,







Lexicon
Prompted
προβιβασθεῖσα (probibastheisa)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4264: From pro and a reduplicated form of biazo; to force forward, i.e. Bring to the front, instigate.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

her
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

mother,
μητρὸς (mētros)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

she said,
φησίν (phēsin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5346: To say, declare. Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.

“Give
Δός (Dos)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

me
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

here
Ὧδε (Hōde)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5602: From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

a platter
πίνακι (pinaki)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4094: A plate, platter, disc, dish. Apparently a form of plax; a plate.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine 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.

head
κεφαλὴν (kephalēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2776: From the primary kapto; the head, literally or figuratively.

of John
Ἰωάννου (Iōannou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

Baptist.”
Βαπτιστοῦ (Baptistou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 910: From baptizo; a baptizer, as an epithet of Christ's forerunner.
(8) Being before instructed of her mother.--Better, being prompted, or instigated. The word does not imply that the girl had been instructed before she danced what to ask for, and St. Mark distinctly states (Mark 6:24) that she went out from the banquet-hall to ask her mother what use she was to make of the tetrarch's promise. The mother's absence shows that the supper was one for men only, and that it was among them, flushed as they were with wine, that the daughter had appeared in reckless disregard of all maiden modesty.

Verse 8. - And she, being before instructed; being put forward (Revised Version); προβιβασθεῖσα (Acts 19:33, Received Text; Deuteronomy 6:7, LXX.). The word implies that the girl herself would not have thought of it, and perhaps that she had at first some little reluctance. But if so, it was soon over, for she came back "in haste" (Mark). Of her mother. St. Mark explains that she left the room to ask her mother. Said, Give me. This is the gift I want. Here. And evidently at once. The word excludes the possibility of the feast being in Tiberias, if John was slain at Machaerus, as the passage in Josephus states (cf. Matthew 3:1, note). There is no very great difficulty in supposing the chief men of Galilee, etc. (Mark), to have gone as far as Machaerus to pay their respects to Herod and to partake of the feast, but whether the statement in Josephus is accurate, and how, if it be so, it is to be reconciled with the preceding statement that Machaerus belonged to Aretas, are questions not easily answered (see Schurer, I. 2:26). John Baptist's head in a charger; in a charger the head of John the Baptist (Revised Version). She defines here still more closely (ῶδε ἐπὶ πίνακι), and then states her request. On the form of her demand for John's death, Chrysostom says that she wished to see his tongue lying there silent, for she did not merely long to be freed from his reproaches, but to insult and jeer him (ἐπιβῆναι καὶ ἐπιτωθάσαι κειμένᾳ). Charger. A wooden trencher. 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.
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