Matthew 14:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And said vnto his seruants, This is Iohn the Baptist, hee is risen from the dead, and therfore mighty workes doe shew foorth themselues in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore do these powers work in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he has come back from the dead, and so these powers are working in him.
- Basic English Bible

and said to his servants, This is John the baptist: *he* is risen from the dead, and because of this these works of power display their force in him.
- Darby Bible

And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he hath risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
- Webster's Bible

and he said to his courtiers, "This is John the Baptist: he has come back to life--and that is why these miraculous Powers are working in him."
- Weymouth Bible

and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptizer. He is risen from the dead. That is why these powers work in him."
- World English Bible

and seide to hise children, This is Joon Baptist, he is rysun fro deeth, and therfor vertues worchen in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and said to his servants, `This is John the Baptist, he did rise from the dead, and because of this the mighty energies are working in him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:2


14:2 He is risen from the dead - Herod was a Sadducee: and the Sadducees denied the resurrection of the dead. But Sadduceeism staggers when conscience awakes.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:2


Mt 14:2 This is John the Baptist. Herod claimed to be a Sadducee, and hence held that there was no life whatever after death, but under the terrors of a guilty conscience his creed undergoes a change. Hence his first thought when he hears of the deeds of Jesus is that the murdered John has risen from the dead. Therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. During his life John wrought no miracles (Joh 10:41). Herod supposed that his resurrection had clothed him with new power. This opinion was shared by others (Mt 16:14 Mr 8:28).

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