New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
But she, being set on by her mother, says, Give me here upon 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger - The word charger formerly signified a large dish, bowl, or drinking cup: the Saxon has a dish, Tindal, a platter; any thing is better than charger, which never conveyed much meaning, and now conveys none. The evangelist says she was instructed before, by her mother, to ask the Baptist's head! What a most infernal mother, to give such instructions to her child! and what a promising daughter to receive them! What a present for a young lady! - the bloody head of the murdered forerunner of Jesus! and what a gratification for an adulterous wife, and incestuous mother! The disturber of her illicit pleasures, and the troubler of her brother-husband's conscience, is no more! Short, however, was their glorying! See on Matthew 14:3 (note).
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His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with the finest flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering;
that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.
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."
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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