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Matthew 14:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Although he was grieved, the king commanded [it] to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the king was grieved; but on account of the oaths, and those lying at table with [him], he commanded [it] to be given.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the king, though grieved, yet, because of the oaths and the guests, ordered it to be given;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and of those reclining with him, he commanded [it] to be given;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the king sickened, yet, on account of the oath and the guests, he commanded that it should be given to her.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And it troubled the king: nevertheless, on account of the oath, and the guests, he commanded that it should be given her.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
king 935
{0935} Prime
βασιλεύς
basileus
{bas-il-yooce'}
Probably from G0939 (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively or figuratively).
was sorry: 3076
{3076} Prime
λυπέω
lupeo
{loo-peh'-o}
From G3077; to distress; reflexively or passively to be sad.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
nevertheless x1161
(1161) Complement
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
for y1161
[1161] Standard
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
y1223
[1223] Standard
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
the oath's sake, 3727
{3727} Prime
ὅρκος
horkos
{hor'-kos}
From ἕρκος [[herkos]] (a fence; perhaps akin to G3725); a limit, that is, (sacred) restraint (specifically oath).
x1223
(1223) Complement
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
them which sat with him at meat, y4873
[4873] Standard
συνανάκειμαι
sunanakeimai
{soon-an-ak'-i-mahee}
From G4862 and G0345; to recline in company with (at a meal).
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
x4973
(4973) Complement
σφραγίς
sphragis
{sfrag-ece'}
Probably strengthened from G5420; a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively.
he commanded 2753
{2753} Prime
κελεύω
keleuo
{kel-yoo'-o}
From a primary word κέλλω [[kello]] (to urge on); 'hail'; to incite by word, that is, order.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
[it] to be given 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5683
<5683> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 159
[her].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 14:3-12.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 14:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the king:

Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard [of him]; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

sorry:

Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Matthew 27:17-26 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? ... Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] to be crucified.
Daniel 6:14-16 Then the king, when he heard [these] words, was sore displeased with himself, and set [his] heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. ... Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast [him] into the den of lions. [Now] the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Mark 6:26 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.
Luke 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third [day] I shall be perfected.
John 19:12-16 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. ... Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led [him] away.
Acts 24:23-27 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let [him] have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him. ... But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Acts 25:3-9 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him. ... But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

the oath's:

Numbers 30:5-8 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her. ... But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard [it]; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the LORD shall forgive her.
Judges 11:30-31 And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands, ... Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD'S, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
Judges 11:39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her [according] to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,
Judges 21:1 Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife.
Judges 21:7-23 How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives? ... And the children of Benjamin did so, and took [them] wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.
1 Samuel 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed [be] the man that eateth [any] food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted [any] food.
1 Samuel 14:28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed [be] the man that eateth [any] food this day. And the people were faint.
1 Samuel 14:39-45 For, [as] the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But [there was] not a man among all the people [that] answered him. ... And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: [as] the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.
1 Samuel 25:22 So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that [pertain] to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
1 Samuel 25:32-34 And David said to Abigail, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me: ... For in very deed, [as] the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
1 Samuel 28:10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, [As] the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
2 Kings 6:31-33 Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day. ... And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil [is] of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?
Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter [any] thing before God: for God [is] in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
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Nu 30:5. Jg 11:30, 39; 21:1, 7. 1S 14:24, 28, 39; 25:22, 32; 28:10. 2K 6:31. Ec 5:2. Dn 6:14. Mt 14:1, 5; 27:17. Mk 6:14, 20, 26. Lk 13:32. Jn 19:12. Ac 24:23; 25:3.

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