New American Standard Bible
His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.
King James Bible
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and came and brought word to Jesus.
World English Bible
His disciples came, and took the body, and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples having come, took up the body, and buried it, and having come, they told Jesus,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And his disciples ... - The head was with Herodias.
The body, with pious care, they buried.
And went and told Jesus - This was done, probably, for the following reasons:
1. It was an important event, and one particularly connected with the work of Jesus. John was his forerunner, and it was important that he should be made acquainted with his death.
2. It is not unreasonable to suppose that in their affliction they came to him for consolation; nor is it improper in our affliction to follow their example, and go and tell Jesus.
3. Their master had been slain by a cruel king. Jesus was engaged in the same cause, and they probably supposed that he was in danger. They therefore came to warn him of it, and he Matthew 14:13 sought a place of safety.
LibraryPeter on the Waves
'And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.'--MATT. xiv. 28. We owe this account of an episode in the miracle of Christ's walking on the waters to Matthew alone. Singularly enough there is no reference to Peter's venturesomeness and failure in the Gospel which is generally believed to have been written under his special inspection and suggestion. Mark passes by that part of the narrative without a word. That may be because Peter was somewhat ashamed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Highway
Be of Good Cheer.
The Rationalistic Explanation.
And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
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