New International Version
So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison,
King James Bible
And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Darby Bible Translation
And immediately the king, having sent one of the guard, ordered his head to be brought. And he went out and beheaded him in the prison,
World English Bible
Immediately the king sent out a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring John's head, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Young's Literal Translation
and immediately the king having sent a guardsman, did command his head to be brought,
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
an executioner. or, one of his guard. [Spekoulator,] in Latin, speculator, from speculor, to look about, spy, properly denotes a sentinel; and as these sentinels kept guard at the palaces of kings, and the residences of Roman governors, so they were employed in other offices besides guarding, and usually performed that of executioners. As, however, we learn from Josephus, that Herod was at this very time engaged in war with Aretas, king of Arabia, in consequence of Herod's having divorced his daughter in order to marry Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; and as this event occurred at an entertainment given at the castle of Machaerus, while his army was on its march against his father-in-law; we are furnished with an additional reason why a speculator, or sentinel, should have been employed as an executioner; and are thus enabled to discover such a latent and undesigned coincidence as clearly evinces the truth of the evangelical narrative.
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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 …
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Herod --A Startled Conscience
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"Give Ye them to Eat"
The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.
and brought back his head on a platter. He presented it to the girl, and she gave it to her mother.
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