New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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!
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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.
LibraryJuly 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 …
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The Martyrdom of John
First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
The Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand
The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.
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