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  • Stanjett
    Matthew 2:19 View whole chapter See verse in context But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. This is when Jesus was a little baby. Now who is this Herod that killed John? when Jesus was an adult.
  • Joe
    There were multiple Herod's. It was Herod The Great who had all the children killed around Bethlehem when Joseph took Jesus to Egypt. The Herod who beheaded John was a later ruler - probably a descendent of Herod The Great.
  • Stanjett
    Thanks Joe. I think you are right. Many names are the same in the bible.
  • Ann
    Luke 9:7 - Luke 9:9 Herod the Tetrarch
  • Fred scanlan
    Herodias , indeed should be an example unto all men who fear God! Especially those who have power. Herod was weak, in the subconscious idea that he could tempt God while serving mammon! Anyone who thinks that they can play this game will in the end loose! Herod lost everything even his kingdom because of his lust. Anyone given power has authority only because it is given him by God.
  • Fred scanlan
    I believe that every thing that occurs in the bible has been predestined before the foundation of the world. Like a true christian,John is a forerunner teaching Gods will living out Gods command. God had mercy on John , in that Herods order happened so quickly, John had no idea what was about to happen!
  • Vanessa
    John baptized, it is sad how he died but he fulfilled his purpose. He is in a beautiful place, filled with peace and glory. Jesus came to baptize us all in his blood through his crucifixion, and fill us with the Holy spirit. As he said be of good cheer, it is I, I am here, come, why doubt him , trust in the Lord.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Jehovah God is never short in his provisions. He always provides an abundance.
  • A disciple
    BSP; Verses 13,14 (reply); I like how you bring that out. I read this part and can picture all the good people who were stunned and saddened about John being killed, and coming together from all around to find Jesus for help in their trauma. And the Lord feels with them enough, like you said, to put their needs first. He hasn't changed; and He knows what's going on in the world right now with us.
  • BSP
    Verses 13,14~ Even though Jesus had just received the horrible news that John the Baptist was beheaded and he wanted to be alone, he felt pity for the crowd and he helped them. He put the needs of others ahead of his own.
  • James
    Yes Jesus Christ will never leave you, that is. Only Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
  • Lindy
    For the new year this chapter gives us wonderful lessons in trusting the Lord and not being fearful. We need to keep our eyes focusd on Jesus.
  • Dewey J
    John B, no offense but you are the poor person here. John Baptist is rich in paradise presently for Jesus testified that there are no better man born to woman than him Matt. 11:11. John was doing his job preaching repentance from the greatest to the least for Herod violating the law of God given by Moses Lev.20:21 gross incest. Herod was wrong in several ways psalm 105:14, 15 "He suffered no man..
  • John B.
    Poor John, one shouldn't redress kings. Especially over their love affairs. But God will judge the kings of this earth, for they are but men and in God's eyes lower than the mendicant begging for bread for hunger. Jesus was in the Glory of the Father as he prayed alone atop of the mountain. He beckons Peter, "come" and saves him as he falters. Her daughter dances seductively before the Kng

  • Bruce
    Jesus asked, but whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, that art the Christ,The Son of The living God. and Jesus answered and said unto him, blessed art thou Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood have not revealed it onto thee but My Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17
  • A disciple
    Many follow the Lord Jesus for many reasons. Many of those same "followers" have almost as many ideas, who Jesus the Son of man is. But whom do you say that He is? Those same "many" were the ones whom the Lord said, "but to THEM it is not given (to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven)." Why? Why to some, and not to all? Because they do not convert! Their heart is calloused not to perceive.
  • Stephende
    It raises the question between doubt and faith. But do you have faith in God, whom you haven't seen? You have faith in Jesus, who hasn't been seen for 2017 years! Jesus was sent by God. Listen, his doctrine wasn't his own but the Father who sent him. That is why God granted him Power to overcome sin. To overcome gravity. To overcome fear and doubt. Jesus was always praying to God
  • Caribella tyson
    We must keep our eyes on Jesus, when we take our eyes off him,we will begin to fall.
  • David DesBois
    Jesus walked in compassion
  • Lynette
    Jehovah showed love when he created a our earthly home
  • Insight 777
    V.24 the ship may be Christianity that is tossed in the tempest of the sea (people that do not agree with the doctrine of Jesus) Jesus walked in the Grace of God upon the sea in peace and love. The Disciples feared that the spirit of grace was not enough to save them. Peter feared the army of opposition even though he had understanding and compassion. Replace doubt with a strong trust in God.
  • Eric
    To Joni G's comment. Matthew Chapter 14: Even in the brightness of day, storm clouds or even just dark clouds can darken a sky. Along with that, the wind on the sea can cause an added difficulty in seeing clearly. It is good to question things but in the end, do not doubt that the Lord our God has given his word freely to man to know Him His Son The Holy Spirit. God Bless you.
  • Joni G
    L Prince, my concordance of my Bible has the watches of the Jews in 8 equal parts of 3 hours each. My Bible 's concordance doesn 't give a timeline but the fourth watch is somewhere between 3am to sunrise. The Jews 1st four watches began at sunset and then the 4th watch ended at sunrise. The second 4 watches began at sunrise, so it couldn 't have been the 4th watch of the second set because that was 3pm to sunset and the disciples could have clearly seen him and wouldn 't have thought Jesus was a ghost.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Part 2 of 2: Webster Dictionary states Nautical any of the periods of duty five of four hours, and two of two hours into which the day is divided on shipboard, so that the work is shared among alternating shifts of the crew, by the part of the crew on duty during any such period. I hope that the information from Smith and Webster 's dictionary helps with your answer.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Part 1 of 2: Hello I. Prince: Watches of night: The Jews, like the Greeks and Romans, divided the night into military watches instead of hours, each watch representing the period for which sentinels or pickets remained on duty. The proper Jewish reckoning recognized only three such watches, entitled the first or "beginning of the watches, " Lamentations 2: 19 the middle watch, Judges 7: 9 and the morning watch. Exodus 14: 24 1 Samuel 11: 11 These would last respectively from sunset to 10 P.M. from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. and from 2 A.M. to sunrise. After the establishment of the Roman supremacy, the number of watches was increased to four, which were described either according to their numerical order, as in the case of the "fourth watch, " Matthew 13: 25 or by the terms "even, " "midnight, " "cock-crowing " and "morning. " Mark 13: 35. These terminated respectively at 9 P.M., midnight, 3 A.M. and 6 A.M. Smith Dictionary .
  • L Prince
    In the 25th verse it mentioned "the fourth watch of the night... " When in our time is the that watch or what hour can we associate with it?
  • Madell
    I LOVE THIS CHAPTER Talking about believing in miraceles. Jesus is an awesome god.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Norman Chiverengo There is nothing wrong with trying to please your wife, in my opinion. You have to ask God for wisdom on how to do so. You have to know when to say no, when to say yes and when to know how to make her feel special. A husband should love their wife as their own body. Ephesians 5 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself . The problem with Adam and Herod did not no how to say no.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Sheila If you read over in Mark 6 14 thru 28 it gives a very clear picture as to why she wanted John the Baptist head chopped off. The reason why Herodias wanted John the Baptist head chopped off is because John the Baptist told King Herod that he should not have married his brothers Phillip wife. He told him that it was not lawful for King Herod to marry Herodias. Herodias quarreled with John the Baptist. She would have had his head cut off but King Herod was afraid of what the people might do. So he put John the Baptist into prison. Then on King Herod birthday when Herodias daughter danced for King Herod, if I can say it like this, his lust got the best of him and he offered Herodias daughter anything she wanted without thinking. The daughter went to the mother and asked the mother what should she ask for and the mother told her the head of John the Baptist. King Herod was very sorrowful but he had given his oath. He had John the Baptist head chopped off.
  • Sheila for verse 10
    it was a good verse,but i wonder why the lady wanted to cut his head off?

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