Matthew 14:6

“But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when Herods birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias daunced before them, and pleased Herode.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before {them} and pleased Herod,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias was dancing before them, and Herod was pleased with her.
- Basic English Bible

But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod;
- Darby Bible

But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
- Webster's Bible

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before all the company, and so pleased Herod
- Weymouth Bible

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod.
- World English Bible

But in the dai of Heroudis birthe, the douytir of Herodias daunside in the myddil, and pleside Heroude.
- Wycliffe Bible

But the birthday of Herod being kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and did please Herod,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:6


14:6 The daughter of Herodias - Afterward infamous for a life suitable to this beginning.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:6


Mt 14:6 When Herod's birthday was kept. In imitation of the Roman emperors, the Herodian princes kept their birthdays with feasting and revelry and magnificent banquets. We learn from Mark that he made a supper, or banquet feast. The daughter of Herodias. Her name, according to Josephus, was Salome, a daughter by Philip, Herod's brother. She was afterwards married to her uncle Philip, the tetrarch of Iturea (Lu 3:1). Danced. It was not customary for the ladies of high rank to dance beyond the limit of the harem. The Oriental dance of a libertine character. But her wicked mother induced her own daughter thus to degrade herself in order to accomplish her revengeful purpose.

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