Matthew 14:10
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and had John beheaded in the prison.

King James Bible
And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent and beheaded John in the prison;

World English Bible
and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.

Young's Literal Translation
and having sent, he beheaded John in the prison,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The king was sorry - He knew John to be a righteous man, and at first did many things gladly which John told him it was his duty to perform: Mark 6:20.

Nevertheless, for the oath's sake - The Oaths, ορκους - he had probably sworn again and again - one sin begets many.

And them which sat with him at meat - Who were probably such as himself, and would have considered it a breach of honor if he had not fulfilled his sworn promise: he therefore commanded it to be given!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and beheaded.

Matthew 17:12 But I say to you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done to him whatever they listed...

Matthew 21:35,36 And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another...

Matthew 22:3-6 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come...

Matthew 23:34-36 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify...

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Mark 6:27-29 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison...

Mark 9:13 But I say to you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they listed, as it is written of him.

Luke 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them...

the prison. Josephus informs us that John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod in the strong castle of Machaerus, which he describes as situated about

60 stadia east of Jordan, not far from where the river discharges itself into the Dead Sea.

July 23. "Bring them Hither to Me" (Matt. xiv. 18).
"Bring them hither to Me" (Matt. xiv. 18). Why have ye not received all the fulness of the Holy Spirit? And how may we be anointed with "the rest of the oil?" The greatest need is to make room when God makes it. Look around you at your situation. Are you not encompassed with needs at this very moment, and almost overwhelmed with difficulties, trials and emergencies? These are all divinely provided vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill, and if you would but rightly understand their meaning, they would
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Martyrdom of John
'At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2. And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 3. For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. 4. For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. 6.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
(Spring, a.d. 29.) Subdivision B. Feeding the Five Thousand. ^A Matt. XIV. 13-21; ^B Mark VI. 33-44; ^C Luke IX. 11-17; ^D John VI. 2-14. ^c 11 But { ^a and} the multitudes heard thereof [heard of Jesus and his disciples crossing the lake], ^b 33 And they saw them going, and ^c perceiving it, ^b many knew them, ^d 2 And a great multitude followed him, because they beheld the signs which he did on them that were sick. ^b and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them. ^a
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand
In the circumstances described in the previous chapter, Jesus resolved at once to leave Capernaum; and this probably alike for the sake of His disciples, who needed rest; for that of the people, who might have attempted a rising after the murder of the Baptist; and temporarily to withdraw Himself and His followers from the power of Herod. For this purpose He chose the place outside the dominions of Antipas, nearest to Capernaum. This was Beth-Saida (the house of fishing,' Fisher-town,' [3198] as
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Matthew 14:9
The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted

Matthew 14:11
His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

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