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Matthew 14:3

    Matthew 14:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For Herod had taken John and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Matthew 14:3

    Bound - Landmark.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:3

    For Herodias' sake - This infamous woman was the daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice, and grand-daughter of Herod the Great. Her first marriage was with Herod Philip, her uncle, by whom she had Salome: some time after, she left her husband, and lived publicly with Herod Antipas, her brother-in-law, who had been before married to the daughter of Aretas, king of Arabia Petraea. As soon as Aretas understood that Herod had determined to put away his daughter, he prepared to make war on him: the two armies met, and that of Herod was cut to pieces by the Arabians; and this, Josephus says, was supposed to be a judgment of God on him for the murder of John the Baptist. See the account in Josephus, Antiq. lib. xviii. c. 7.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 14:3

    For Herod had laid hold on John ... - See Mark 6:17-20; Luke 3:19-20. This Herodias was a granddaughter of Herod the Great. She was first married to Herod Philip, by whom she had a daughter, Salome, probably the one that danced and pleased Herod. Josephus says that this marriage of Herod Antipas with Herodias took place while he was on a journey to Rome. He stopped at his brother's; fell in love with his wife; agreed to put away his own wife, the daughter of Aretas, King of Petraea; and Herodias agreed to leave her own husband and live with him. They were living, therefore, in adultery; and John, in faithfulness, though at the risk of his life, had reproved them for their crimes. Herod was guilty of two crimes in this act:

    1. Of "adultery," since she was the wife of another man.

    2. Of "incest," since she was a near relation, and such marriages were expressly forbidden, Leviticus 18:16.