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

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.

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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For their sakes which sat with him - Probably these persons joined in with the request, and were glad of this opportunity to get this light of Israel extinguished; he being a public reprover of all their vices.

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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...

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The apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things they had done.--MARK 6:30. There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.--The Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.--Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. When ye shall have done
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Herod --A Startled Conscience
'But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.'--Mark vi. 16. The character of this Herod, surnamed Antipas, is a sufficiently common and a sufficiently despicable one. He was the very type of an Eastern despot, exactly like some of those half-independent Rajahs, whose dominions march with ours in India; capricious, crafty, as the epithet which Christ applied to him, 'That fox!' shows; cruel, as the story of the murder of John the Baptist proves; sensuous
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Come Rest Awhile
On returning from their missionary tour, "the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat." The disciples came to Jesus and told Him all things. Their intimate relationship with Him encouraged them to lay before Him their favorable and unfavorable experiences,
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

"Give Ye them to Eat"
Christ had retired to a secluded place with His disciples, but this rare season of peaceful quietude was soon broken. The disciples thought they had retired where they would not be disturbed; but as soon as the multitude missed the divine Teacher, they inquired, "Where is He?" Some among them had noticed the direction in which Christ and His disciples had gone. Many went by land to meet them, while others followed in their boats across the water. The Passover was at hand, and, from far and near,
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Daniel 6:14
When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him.

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

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

Mark 6:27
So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison,

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