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Mark 6:23

    Mark 6:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he swore to her, Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give it you, to the half of my kingdom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took an oath, saying to her, Whatever is your desire I will give it to you, even half of my kingdom.

    Webster's Revision

    And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

    World English Bible

    He swore to her, "Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 6:23

    Unto the half of my kingdom - A noble price for a dance! This extravagance in favor of female dancers has the fullest scope in the east, even to the present day. M. Anquetil du Perron, in the preliminary discourse to his Zend Avesta, p. 344 and 345, gives a particular account of the dancers at Surat. This account cannot be transcribed in a comment on the Gospel of God, however illustrative it might be of the conduct of Herodias and her daughter Salome: it is too abominable for a place here. He observes, that the rich vie with each other in the presents they make to the dancing girls of money and jewels; and that persons of opulence have even ruined themselves by the presents they made to those victims of debauch. He mentions a remarkable case, which may throw light on this passage: "That the dancer Laal-koner gained such a complete ascendancy over the Mogul Emperor Maaz-eddin, that he made her joint governess of the empire with himself."

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 6:23

    6:23 To the half of my kingdom - A proverbial expression.