Matthew 4:12

“Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 4:12

Now when Iesus had heard that Iohn was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when it came to his ears that John had been put in prison, he went away to Galilee;
- Basic English Bible

But having heard that John was delivered up, he departed into Galilee:
- Darby Bible

Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee.
- Webster's Bible

Now when Jesus heard that John was thrown into prison, He withdrew into Galilee,
- Weymouth Bible

Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
- World English Bible

But whanne Jhesus hadde herd that Joon was takun, he wente in to Galilee.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having heard that John was delivered up, did withdraw to Galilee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 4:12

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:12


4:12 He retired into Galilee - This journey was not immediately after his temptation. He first went from Judea into Galilee, #John 1:43; 2:1|. Then into Judea again, and celebrated the passover at Jerusalem, #John 2:13|. He baptized in Judea while John was baptizing at Enon, #John 3:22,23|. All this time John was at liberty, #John 3:24|. But the Pharisees being offended, #John 4:1|; and John put in prison, he then took this journey into Galilee. #Mark 1:14|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:12


Mt 4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison. A long period lapses between the temptation and the next event recorded. Matthew does not try to follow the order of events, and he now passes over more than a year. This year had been actively employed. The intervening events are, (1) the return of Jesus from the wilderness to Bethabara, where the first disciples are called (Joh 1:15-37); (2) the return to Galilee and the miracle at Cana (Joh 2:1-11); (3) the first passover of the Lord's ministry in Jerusalem and the temple cleansed (Joh 2:14-25); (4) interview with Nicodemus (Joh 3:1-21); (5) ministry in Judea (Joh 4:3); (6) leaves for Galilee, passes through Samaria, conversation at Sychar (Joh 4:4-42); (7) heals nobleman's son (Joh 4:46-54); (8) a period of retirement in Galilee, John imprisoned (Mt 4:12); (9) attends feast in Jerusalem, miracle at pool of Bethesda (Joh 5:1-47). (10) returns to Galilee, April A.D. 28. We thus see that an interval of more than a year elapsed between the temptation and the imprisonment of John. John was thrown into prison because he rebuked Herod (Mt 14:4 Mr 6:17). Departed into Galilee. From prudence (Joh 4:1). Christ had been teaching in Judea (Joh 4:2).

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