Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

And while he wanted him killed, he was afraid of the people; for they considered him a prophet.

New American Standard Bible

Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.

King James Version

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Holman Bible

Though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, since they regarded him as a prophet.

International Standard Version

Although Herod wanted to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, since they regarded John as a prophet.

A Conservative Version

And though he wanted to kill him, he feared the multitude because they held him as a prophet.

American Standard Version

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Amplified

Although Herod wished to have him put to death, he feared the people, for they regarded John as a prophet.

An Understandable Version

Now Herod wanted to have him put to death, [but hesitated], fearing the crowd, because they considered John to be a prophet.

Anderson New Testament

And he intended to put him to death, but feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.

Bible in Basic English

And he would have put him to death, but for his fear of the people, because in their eyes John was a prophet.

Common New Testament

And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he would have put him to death, but for fear of the people, who reckoned him a prophet.

Darby Translation

And while desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet.

Godbey New Testament

And wishing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because they esteemed him as a prophet.

John Wesley New Testament

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they accounted him a prophet.

Julia Smith Translation

And wishing to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, because they held John as a prophet.

King James 2000

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [although he] wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they looked upon him as a prophet.

Modern King James verseion

And when he desired to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the people, because they counted him as a prophet.

Moffatt New Testament

He was anxious to kill him but he was afraid of the people, for they held John to be a prophet.

Montgomery New Testament

And although he wished to kill John, he feared the people, for they considered John a prophet.

NET Bible

Although Herod wanted to kill John, he feared the crowd because they accepted John as a prophet.

New Heart English Bible

And though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd because they regarded him as a prophet.

Noyes New Testament

And wishing to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.

Sawyer New Testament

And he wished to kill him; but feared the people, because they regarded him as a prophet.

The Emphasized Bible

And desiring, to kill, him, he feared the multitude, because, as a prophet, they held him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And though he wished to kill him, he was afraid of the multitude, for they held him as a prophet.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yet, though Herod wanted to put him to death, he was afraid of the people, because they looked on John as a Prophet.

Webster

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Weymouth New Testament

And he would have liked to put him to death, but was afraid of the people, because they regarded John as a Prophet.

Williams New Testament

Although he wanted to have him killed, he was afraid of the people, for they regarded him as a prophet.

World English Bible

When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Worrell New Testament

And, wishing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because they were holding him as a prophet.

Worsley New Testament

but that he was afraid of the people; for they esteemed him as a prophet.

Youngs Literal Translation

and, willing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because as a prophet they were holding him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

he

Usage: 0

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

ἀποκτείνω 
Apokteino 
Usage: 40

he feared
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

the multitude
ὄχλος 
Ochlos 
Usage: 172

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

him

Usage: 0

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

References

Context Readings

Herod Kills John The Baptist

4 for John said to him, "It is not right for you to be living with her." 5 And while he wanted him killed, he was afraid of the people; for they considered him a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birthday came, Herodias' daughter danced before the company. And Herod was delighted with her,


Cross References

Matthew 11:9

Then why did you go out there? Was it to see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet!

Matthew 21:26

But if we say, 'From men,' we have the people to fear, for they all consider John a prophet."

Matthew 21:32

For John came to you with a way of uprightness, and you would not believe him. The tax-collectors and prostitutes believed him, but even after seeing that, you would not change your minds and believe him!

Mark 6:19-20

Herodias felt bitterly toward him and wanted him killed. But she could not bring it about,

Mark 11:30-32

Was John's baptism from heaven or from men? Answer me."

Mark 14:1-2

It was now two days before the festival of the Passover and of Unleavened Bread. And the high priests and scribes were casting about for a way to arrest him by stealth and put him to death,

Luke 20:6

But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."

Acts 4:21

But after further threats they let them go, as they could find no way to punish them, on account of the people, who were all giving honor to God for what had happened,

Acts 5:26

Then the commander and his men went and brought them back, but without using violence, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.

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