Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
The high priests and the scribes heard of this, and they cast about for a way of destroying him, for they were afraid of him, for all the people were amazed at what he taught.
And while he wanted him killed, he was afraid of the people; for they considered him a prophet.
But if we say, 'From men,' we have the people to fear, for they all consider John a prophet."
It is so too with the ones sown on the rocky ground; they gladly accept the message as soon as they hear it,
He was the lamp that burned and shone, and you were ready to be gladdened for a while by his light.