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Matthew 14:11

    Matthew 14:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 14:11

    Charger - Dish; plate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:11

    His head was given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother - There is no person so revengeful as a lascivious woman when reproved and blamed. A preacher of the Gospel has most to fear from this quarter: - the first of this profession lost his life for the sake of truth and chastity; and others, especially those who have any thing to do with men in power who are profligates, may learn what they are to expect in return for a faithful discharge of their duty.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 14:11

    And his head was brought in a charger ... - For the sake of these wicked people, the bloody offering - the head of the slaughtered prophet was brought and given as the reward to the daughter and mother.

    What an offering to a woman! Josephus says of Herodias that "she was a woman full of ambition and envy, having a mighty influence on Herod, and able to persuade him to things he was not at all inclined to." This is one of the many proofs that we have that the evangelists drew characters according to truth.