Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The king was deeply saddened, yet because of his oaths and his guests he was reluctant to refuse her.

New American Standard Bible

And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.

King James Version

And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Holman Bible

Though the king was deeply distressed, because of his oaths and the guests he did not want to refuse her.

A Conservative Version

And the king, who became exceeding sorry, did not want to refuse her because of the oaths, and of those dining together.

American Standard Version

And the king was exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat, he would not reject her.

Amplified

And the king was deeply pained and grieved and exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests, he did not want to slight her [by breaking faith with her].

An Understandable Version

And the king became very distressed [over such a gruesome request], but because he had promised her with oaths, and [to keep from looking bad] in front of his party guests, he did not refuse her [request].

Anderson New Testament

And the king was very sad; yet, on account of his oath and his guests, he would not reject her.

Bible in Basic English

And the king was very sad; but because of his oaths, and those who were with him at table, he would not say 'No' to her.

Common New Testament

And the king was exceedingly sorry; but, because of his oaths and his guests, he did not want to refuse her.

Daniel Mace New Testament

at this the king was exceedingly concern'd; however, in regard to his oath, and to those who were at table with him, he would not refuse her;

Darby Translation

And the king, while made very sorry, on account of the oaths and those lying at table with him would not break his word with her.

Godbey New Testament

And the king being grieved exceedingly; on account of his oaths, and those sitting with him, was not willing to reject her.

Goodspeed New Testament

The king was exceedingly sorry, but on account of his oath and his guests he did not like to break his word to her,

John Wesley New Testament

And the king was exceeding sorry: yet for his oath's sake, and for the sake of his guests, he would not reject her.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the king was exceeding sorry, yet for his oath's sake and for the sakes of those who sat with him, he would not reject her.

Julia Smith Translation

And the king having been sorely grieved on account of the oaths and those reclining at table together, wished not to refuse her.

King James 2000

And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [although he] was deeply grieved, the king, because of his oaths and {dinner guests}, did not want to refuse her.

Modern King James verseion

And becoming deeply grieved, the king, because of his oath, and those reclining together, he did not wish to reject her.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the king was sorry. Yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat at supper also, he would not put her beside her purpose.

Moffatt New Testament

The king was very vexed, but for the sake of his oaths and his guests he did not like to disappoint her;

Montgomery New Testament

Then the king was exceedingly sorry; yet on account of his oaths and his guests he was unwilling to disappoint her.

NET Bible

Although it grieved the king deeply, he did not want to reject her request because of his oath and his guests.

New Heart English Bible

And the king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he did not wish to refuse her.

Noyes New Testament

And the king was exceedingly sorry; but on account of his oaths, and of those at table with him, he would not refuse her.

Sawyer New Testament

And the king was extremely sorry, but on account of the oaths, and those reclining with him, he was not willing to refuse her.

The Emphasized Bible

And, though the king was, very grieved, yet, by reason of the oaths, and of them who were reclining, he would not refuse her.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet on account of his oath, and those who sat with him, he would not refuse her.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The King was much distressed; yet, on account of his oath and of the guests at his table, he did not like to refuse her.

Webster

And the king was exceeding sorry: yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her.

Weymouth New Testament

Then the King, though intensely sorry, yet for the sake of his oaths, and of his guests, would not break faith with her.

Williams New Testament

The king, although exceedingly sorry, yet on account of his oath and his guests, did not like to refuse her,

World English Bible

The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.

Worrell New Testament

And, though becoming very sorrowful, the king, because of his oaths, and those reclining with him, would not thwart her.

Worsley New Testament

And the king was exceedingly grieved, but on account of his oath, and those who were at table with him, he would not refuse her: but immediately sent one of his guard,

Youngs Literal Translation

And the king -- made very sorrowful -- because of the oaths and of those reclining (at meat) with him, would not put her away,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the king
βασιλεύς 
Basileus 
Usage: 99

was
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

περίλυπος 
Perilupos 
Usage: 3

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ὅρκος 
Horkos 
Usage: 9

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

sat with him
συνανάκειμαι 
sunanakeimai 
sit at meat with, sit with, sit together with, sit down with, sit at table with
Usage: 8

he would
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἀθετέω 
Atheteo 
Usage: 10

References

Context Readings

Herod Kills John The Baptist

25 Immediately the girl hurried back to the king with her request, "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter." 26 The king was deeply saddened, yet because of his oaths and his guests he was reluctant to refuse her. 27 So without delay the king sent a soldier and ordered him to bring John's head. The soldier went and beheaded him in prison.


Cross References

Matthew 14:9

Under pressure because of his promises and his assembled guests, the king ordered that it be done.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, regretted what had happened when he saw that Jesus was condemned. He brought the 30 pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders,

Matthew 27:24-25

Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."

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