Matthew 14:3
New International Version
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

New Living Translation
For Herod had arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias (the former wife of Herod’s brother Philip).

English Standard Version
For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

Berean Study Bible
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

Berean Literal Bible
For Herod, having seized John, bound him and put him in prison, on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

King James Bible
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

New King James Version
For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.

New American Standard Bible
For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

NASB 1995
For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

NASB 1977
For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

Amplified Bible
For Herod had John arrested and bound him and put him in prison [at the fortress of Machaerus, east of the Jordan, to keep him away] because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip,

Christian Standard Bible
For Herod had arrested John, chained him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Herod had arrested John, chained him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

American Standard Version
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Herodus had seized Yohannan and bound him and cast him into prison because of Herodia the wife of Philippus his brother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For Herod had apprehended John and bound him, and put him into prison, because of Herodias, his brother's wife.

English Revised Version
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

Good News Translation
For Herod had earlier ordered John's arrest, and he had him tied up and put in prison. He had done this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Herod had arrested John, tied him up, and put him in prison. Herod did this for Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.

International Standard Version
Herod had arrested John, bound him with chains, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

Literal Standard Version
For Herod having laid hold on John, bound him, and put him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

NET Bible
For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

New Heart English Bible
For Herod had arrested John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

Weymouth New Testament
For Herod had arrested John, and had put him in chains, and imprisoned him, for the sake of Herodias his brother Philip's wife,

World English Bible
For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

Young's Literal Translation
For Herod having laid hold on John, did bind him, and did put him in prison, because of Herodias his brother Philip's wife,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Beheading of John
2and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” 3Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”…

Cross References
Matthew 4:12
When Jesus heard that John had been imprisoned, He withdrew to Galilee.

Matthew 11:2
Meanwhile John heard in prison about the works of Christ, and he sent his disciples

Matthew 14:6
On Herod's birthday, however, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod

Mark 6:14
Now King Herod heard about this, for Jesus' name had become well known, and people were saying, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him."

Mark 6:17
For Herod himself had ordered that John be arrested and bound and imprisoned, on account of his brother Philip's wife Herodias, whom Herod had married.

Mark 6:19
So Herodias held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she had been unable,

Mark 6:22
When the daughter of Herodias came 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 to you."


Treasury of Scripture

For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

Herod.

Matthew 4:12
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

Mark 6:17
For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

Luke 3:19,20
But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, …

Herodias'.

his.

Luke 13:1
There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

Philip's.









(3) Put him in prison.--Josephus (Ant. xviii. 5, ? 2) gives Machaerus, in Peraea, as the scene of the imprisonment and death of the Baptist.

Verse 3. - For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him. Although had simplifies the meaning to the English reader, as definitely marking what must have been the case, that John's imprisonment began some time before, yet in the Greek only the aorist is used to commence a vivid narrative. And put him in prison; "put him away in prison (ἐν φυλακῇ ἀπέθετο)." So of Micaiah by Ahab (2 Chronicles 18:26, LXX., but not Lucian's text). Probably here in allusion to the distance of Machaerus from Herod's usual residence at Tiberius. Possibly, also, a reference to John being safer there from the designs of Herodias (Mark 6:19, 20). Anyhow, notice the stages in Herod's action - capture, binding, imprisonment in a place where he was quite out of the way. For Herodias' sake. John was imprisoned, according to the New Testament,

(1) as a punishment for his rebuke of Herod;

(2) to protect him from Herodias' vengeance. (On the statement by Josephus, that it was for political reasons, see Matthew 3:1, note.) His brother Philip's wife. According to Josephus ('Ant.,' 18:05. 4), the first husband of Herodias was "Herod," son of Herod the Great by Mariamne the high priest's daughter, and the daughter of Herodias, Salome, married Philip the tetrarch, who was also the son of Herod the Great by Cleopatra of Jerusalem. Hence many critics (e.g. Ewald; Schurer, I. 2:22) suppose the account in Matthew and Mark to be mistaken, and due to a confusion of Herodias with her daughter. But, although it is curious that two sons of Herod the Great should have been called Philip, yet, in view of their being by different mothers, it cannot be pronounced impossible ("Antipas" and "Antipater" are not precisely identical). Besides, Herod the son of Mariamne would probably have had some other name than that of his father alone. It is noticeable that, in the same context, Josephus speaks also of Antipas by the name Herod only.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[Now]
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

Herod
Ἡρῴδης (Hērōdēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2264: Compound of heros and eidos; heroic; Herod, the name of four Jewish kings.

had arrested
κρατήσας (kratēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

John
Ἰωάνην (Iōanēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

[and] bound
ἔδησεν (edēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1210: To bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I declare to be prohibited and unlawful. A primary verb; to bind.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

put [him]
ἀπέθετο (apetheto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 659: To lay off or aside, renounce, stow away, put. From apo and tithemi; to put away.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

prison
φυλακῇ (phylakē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.

on account of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

Herodias,
Ἡρῳδιάδα (Hērōdiada)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2266: From Herodes; Herodias, a woman of the Heodian family.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

brother
ἀδελφοῦ (adelphou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

Philip’s
Φιλίππου (Philippou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5376: From philos and hippos; fond of horses; Philippus, the name of four Israelites.

wife,
γυναῖκα (gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.


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