Matthew 14:4
Good News Translation
For some time John the Baptist had told Herod, "It isn't right for you to be married to Herodias!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

New American Bible
for John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Leviticus 18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.

Leviticus 20:21 He that marrieth his brother's wife, doth an unlawful thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be without children.

Deuteronomy 25:5,6 When brethren dwell together, and one of them dieth without children, the wife of the deceased shall not marry to another: but his brother shall take her, and raise up seed for his brother: . . .

2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee from the hand of Saul,

1 Kings 21:19 And thou shalt speak to him, saying: Thus saith the Lord: Thou hast slain: moreover also thou hast taken possession. And after these words thou shalt add: Thus saith the Lord: In this place, wherein the dogs have licked the blood of Naboth, they shall lick thy blood also.

2 Chronicles 26:18,19 Withstood the king and said: It doth not belong to thee, Ozias, to burn incense to the Lord, but to the priests, that is, to the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated for this ministry: go out of the sanctuary, do not despise: for this thing shall not be accounted to thy glory by the Lord God. . . .

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth: but the just, bold as a lion, shall be without dread.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.

Mark 6:18 For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Acts 24:24,25 And after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jew, sent for Paul and heard of him the faith that is in Christ Jesus. . . .

Context
The Beheading of John
3For Herod had apprehended John and bound him, and put him into prison, because of Herodias, his brother's wife. 4For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:16
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.

Leviticus 20:21
He that marrieth his brother's wife, doth an unlawful thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be without children.

Proverbs 28:4
They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.

Mark 6:18
For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

Additional Translations
because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

For John said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her.

For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

For John had said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

because John had persistently said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

for John was saying to him, 'It is not lawful to thee to have her,'
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