Matthew 14:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Herode had layd hold on Iohn, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

For Herod had seized John, and had bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For Herod had arrested John, and had put him in chains, and imprisoned him, for the sake of Herodias his brother Philip's wife,
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

For Heroude hadde holde Joon, and bounde hym, and puttide hym `in to prisoun for Herodias, the wijf of his brothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

For Herod having laid hold on John, did bind him, and did put him in prison, because of Herodias his brother Philip's wife,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:3


14:3 His brother Philip's wife - Who was still alive. #Mark 6:17|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:3


Mt 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John. This arrest of John the Baptist had taken place a year previous, shortly before our Lord's second visit to Galilee (Mt 4:12 Mr 1:14), the events of which are given by John (Joh 4:43-54). The prison was the castle of Machaerus. See PNT "Mt 11:2". For the Herodias' sake. Antipas had been, while at Rome, the guest of his brother Herod Philip. Here he became entangled by the snares of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; and he repaid the hospitality he had received by carrying her off. He had himself long been married to the daughter of Aretas, king of Arabia. This Herodias was the granddaughter of "Herod the King", and, hence, the niece of both her lawful husband and of Herod Antipas, who now had her.

Discussion for Matthew 14:3

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 3
    John the Baptist is in prison for preaching the truth. Herod Antipas was living with his brother's Phillip's wife Herodias, which was adulterous. John is ultimately beheaded for not being politically correct. Marriage between unbeliever and believers is prohibited for these reasons. II Corinthians 6 speaks about this, and when Christians don't follow this rule, it sets the household up for Satanic attacks. If preachers taught the Word of God like John the Baptist did, they too would end up beheaded. The bible said in the last days they would not endure sound doctrine, but would have teachers with itching ears. Jesus warned us that the time would come when they would think by killing us they would be doing God service. The Second Advent will be as it was in the days of Noah, and Lot. Violence and sexual perversion filled the Earth during those days. When we watch the news, that is what we see reported, and this just tells us how close we are to the Second Advent.

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