Matthew 14:5
Good News Translation
Herod wanted to kill him, but he was afraid of the Jewish people, because they considered John to be a prophet.

Contemporary English Version
Herod wanted to kill John. But the people thought John was a prophet, and Herod was afraid of what they might do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.

New American Bible
Although he wanted to kill him, he feared the people, for they regarded him as a prophet.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.

when.

Mark 6:19,20 Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death and could not. . . .

Mark 14:1,2 Now the feast of the pasch and of the Azymes was after two days: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile lay hold on him and kill him. . . .

Acts 4:21 But they, threatening, sent them away, not finding how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified what had been done, in that which had come to pass.

Acts 5:26 Then went the officer with the ministers and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

because.

Matthew 21:26,32 If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet. . . .

Mark 11:30-32 The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? Answer me. . . .

Luke 20:6 But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

Context
The Beheading of John
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. 6But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 26:21
And Joakim, and all his men in power, and his princes heard these words: and the king sought to put him to death. And Urias heard it, and was afraid, and fled and went into Egypt.

Matthew 11:9
But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Additional Translations
Although Herod wanted to kill John, he was afraid of the people, because they considered him a prophet.

Although wishing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because they were holding him as a prophet.

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

And [while] desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet.

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

And he would have liked to put him to death, but was afraid of the people, because they regarded John as a Prophet.

When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

and, willing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because as a prophet they were holding him.
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