Matthew 14:9

“And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the king was sorie: neuerthelesse for the othes sake, and them which sate with him at meate, he commanded it to be giuen her:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Although he was grieved, the king commanded {it} to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king was grieved; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king was sad; but because of his oaths and because of his guests, he gave the order for it to be given to her;
- Basic English Bible

And the king was grieved; but on account of the oaths, and those lying at table with [him], he commanded [it] to be given.
- Darby Bible

And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the sake of the oath, and of them who sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given her.
- Webster's Bible

The king was deeply vexed, yet because of his repeated oath and of the guests at his table he ordered it to be given her,
- Weymouth Bible

The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given,
- World English Bible

And the kyng was sorewful, but for the ooth, and for hem that saten to gidere at the mete, he comaundide to be youun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and of those reclining with him, he commanded [it] to be given;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:9


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:9


Mt 14:9 The king was sorry. The Greek word "lupeo", thus translated is very strong, and denotes a very great grief, and sorrow. For the oath's sake, and them which sat eating with him. It was not so much his regard for the oath which he had taken, but his shrinking from the taunt of the guests, if they should see him draw back from his plighted word.

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