Mark 6:22

22 When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it."

Mark 6:22 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 6:22

And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in
To the hall, where Herod and his guests were, after supper was over; or rather, whilst at it: she is called the daughter of Herodias, and not of Herod; she having had her not by him, but by his brother Philip: her name is thought to be Salome; (See Gill on Matthew 14:6),

and danced and pleased Herod, and them that were with him;
at supper, his lords, captains, and principal men in his dominions; (See Gill on Matthew 14:6).

The king said unto the damsel, ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I
will give it thee;
which shows how exceedingly pleased he was; and the more, in that she gave such general pleasure to his whole company.

Mark 6:22 In-Context

20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.
21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee.
22 When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it."
23 And he solemnly swore to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom."
24 She went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" She replied, "The head of John the baptizer."

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other ancient authorities read [the daughter of Herodias herself]