Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He told his servants, "This must be John, the Immerser; he has risen from the dead and [that explains how] these powers can work through him [i.e., Jesus]."
saying, "I have sinned by delivering up an innocent man to die." But they replied, "What is that to us? It is your affair!"
Then Herod said, "I had John decapitated, so who is this person about whom I hear such things?" And he became eager to see Jesus.
And those people living on the earth will be glad over the death of them [i.e., the two witnesses. See verse 3], and they will celebrate by sending gifts to one another, because these two prophets had tormented those living on earth.