“And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:8 Being before instructed by her mother - Both as to the matter and manner of her petition: She said, Give me here - Fearing if he had time to consider, he would not do it: John the Baptist's head in a charger - A large dish or bowl.
Mt 14:8 Give me John the Baptist's head. Mark tells us that she went to consult her mother before she made her request (Mr 6:24). That vile woman was prepared with an answer. Indeed, she had manipulated the whole affair so as to secure Herod's consent to the murder of John. In a charger. An old English word for a large dish, so called from the load it sustained.