Matthew 14 :5

Matthew 14 :5 Translations

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.

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 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.

Definitions for Matthew 14 :5

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.

Barnes' Commentary on Matthew 14 :5

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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