Matthew 14:11

“And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 14:11

And his head was brought in a charger, and giuen to the Damsell: and she brought it to her mother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his head was put on a plate and given to the girl; and she took it to her mother.
- Basic English Bible

and his head was brought upon a dish, and was given to the damsel, and she carried [it] to her mother.
- Darby Bible

And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
- Webster's Bible

The head was brought on a dish and given to the young girl, and she took it to her mother.
- Weymouth Bible

His head was brought on a platter, and given to the young lady: and she brought it to her mother.
- World English Bible

And his heed was brouyt in a dische, and it was youun to the damysel, and she bar it to hir modir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and his head was brought upon a plate, and was given to the damsel, and she brought [it] nigh to her mother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 14:11

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:11


14:9 And the king was sorry - Knowing that John was a good man. Yet for the oath's sake - So he murdered an innocent man from mere tenderness of conscience.

14:10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison, and his head was given to the damsel - How mysterious is the providence, which left the life of so holy a man in such infamous hands! which permitted it to be sacrificed to the malice of an abandoned harlot, the petulancy of a vain girl, and the rashness of a foolish, perhaps drunken prince, who made a prophet's head the reward of a dance! But we are sure the Almighty will repay his servants in another world for what ever they suffer in this.

14:13 Jesus withdrew into a desert place - To avoid Herod: Because of the multitude pressing upon him, #Mark 6:32: and| To talk with his disciples, newly returned from their progress, #Luke 9:10:| apart - From all but his disciples. #John 6:1|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:11


Mt 14:11 She brought [it] to her mother. The first Elijah had his Jezebel, who sought his life; the second Elijah had his Jezebel, the not less inhuman Herodias, who obtained his life.

Discussion for Matthew 14

View All


Bible Options