6But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
6 Verse 6. Herod's birth-day] Either the day in which he was
born, or the day on which he began to reign; for both were termed
birth-days. See 1Sa 13:1, and Ho 7:5. The kings of Persia
were accustomed to reject no petition that was preferred to them
during the entertainment. See Herodotus in Calliope, and
The daughter-danced] This was Salome, mentioned before.
Danced: by a literal rendering of the saltavit of the Vulgate, in
my old MS. of the English Bible, the whole of this business seems
to be treated with sovereign contempt: for thus says the
translator, Shee leped in the myddle.