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Matthew 14:5

    Matthew 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he would have put him to death, but for his fear of the people, because in their eyes John was a prophet.

    Webster's Revision

    And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    World English Bible

    When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:5

    He feared the multitude - Miserable prince! who fears more to offend his people, than to sin against his God, by shedding innocent blood. When a man resists sin only by the help of human motives, he cannot long defend himself.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 14:5

    14:5 He would have put him to death - ln his fit of passion; but he was then restrained by fear of the multitude; and afterward by the reverence he bore him.