New American Standard Bible
Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.
King James Bible
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
And while desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet.
World English Bible
When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Young's Literal Translation
and, willing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because as a prophet they were holding him.
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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.
When King Jehoiakim and all his mighty men and all the officials heard his words, then the king sought to put him to death; but Uriah heard it, and he was afraid and fled and went to Egypt.
"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
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