John 3:24
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New International Version
(This was before John was put in prison.)

New Living Translation
(This was before John was thrown into prison.)

English Standard Version
(for John had not yet been put in prison).

Berean Study Bible
(For John had not yet been thrown into prison.)

Berean Literal Bible
For John had not yet been cast into the prison.

New American Standard Bible
for John had not yet been thrown into prison.

King James Bible
For John was not yet cast into prison.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since John had not yet been thrown into prison.

International Standard Version
since John had not yet been thrown into prison.

NET Bible
(For John had not yet been thrown into prison.)

New Heart English Bible
For John was not yet thrown into prison.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Yohannan had not yet gone to prison.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
since John had not yet been put in prison.)

New American Standard 1977
For John had not yet been thrown into prison.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For John was not yet cast into prison.

King James 2000 Bible
For John was not yet cast into prison.

American King James Version
For John was not yet cast into prison.

American Standard Version
For John was not yet cast into prison.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For John was not yet cast into prison.

Darby Bible Translation
for John was not yet cast into prison.

English Revised Version
For John was not yet cast into prison.

Webster's Bible Translation
For John was not yet cast into prison.

Weymouth New Testament


World English Bible
For John was not yet thrown into prison.

Young's Literal Translation
for John was not yet cast into the prison --
Study Bible
John's Testimony about Jesus
23Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because the water was plentiful there, and people kept coming to be baptized. 24(For John had not yet been thrown into prison.) 25A dispute arose between John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the issue of ceremonial washing.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:12
When Jesus heard that John had been imprisoned, He withdrew to Galilee.

Matthew 14:3
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Mark 6:17
For Herod himself had ordered that John be arrested and bound and imprisoned, on account of his brother Philip's wife Herodias, whom Herod had married.

Luke 3:20
Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.

John 3:23
Now John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because the water was plentiful there, and people kept coming to be baptized.
Treasury of Scripture

For John was not yet cast into prison.

Matthew 4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed …

Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison …

Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold on John, and bound …

Luke 3:19,20 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother …

Luke 9:7-9 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he …

(24) Was not yet cast into prison.--This Judan ministry, then, preceded the Galilean ministry of the earlier Gospels. (See John 4:3, and Note on Matthew 4:12.)

Verse 24. - For John had not yet been cast into the prison. This clause shows that the evangelist was alive to the apparent discrepancy which his account of a Judaean ministry might otherwise have suggested with the synoptic chronological initium of the Galilaean ministry. The remark shows that all that happened preceded that ministry, and equates the journey through Samaria with that mentioned in Matthew 4:12. Even Hilgenfeld says, "Involuntarily the fourth evangelist here testifies to his acquaintance with the synoptical narrative." In our opinion it was designed and spontaneous. The first journey to Galilee, mentioned in John 1:43, was not the commencement of a public prophetic ministry, and the synoptists are silent about it. The ἀνεχώρησεν, he "withdrew," shows that there was some reason for his abrupt departure, over and above what was stated. John gives the reason for the departure by John 4:1, 2, where the conduct of the Pharisees was becoming more watchful and jealous. The authority which John here assumes to correct and enlarge apostolic tradition, reveals the claim of one who professed unique knowledge of inexpugnable facts. For John was not yet cast into prison. As he afterwards was by Herod, for the sake of Herodias, because he reproved Herod for taking her to be his wife, when she was wife to his brother Philip; see Matthew 14:3; and this circumstance shows, that these things were done before that journey of Christ into Galilee, mentioned in Matthew 4:12. 24. John not yet cast into prison—Hence it is plain that our Lord's ministry did not commence with the imprisonment of John, though, but for this, we should have drawn that inference from Mt 4:12 and Mark's (Mr 1:14) express statement.3:22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. He also knew that Jesus would increase in honour and influence, for of his government and peace there would be no end, while he himself would be less followed. John knew that Jesus came from heaven as the Son of God, while he was a sinful, mortal man, who could only speak about the more plain subjects of religion. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. Everlasting life could only be had by faith in Him, and might be thus obtained; whereas all those, who believe not in the Son of God, cannot partake of salvation, but the wrath of God for ever rests upon them.
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