Mark 6:20
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New International Version
because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him.

New Living Translation
for Herod respected John; and knowing that he was a good and holy man, he protected him. Herod was greatly disturbed whenever he talked with John, but even so, he liked to listen to him.

English Standard Version
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.

Berean Study Bible
because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When he heard John's words, he was greatly perplexed; yet he listened to him gladly.

Berean Literal Bible
For Herod was afraid of John, knowing him a righteous and holy man; and he kept him safe. And having heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and heard him gladly.

New American Standard Bible
for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.

International Standard Version
because Herod was afraid of John. He knew that John was a righteous and holy man, and so he protected him. Whenever he listened to John, he did much of what he said. In fact, he liked listening to him.

NET Bible
because Herod stood in awe of John and protected him, since he knew that John was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him, he was thoroughly baffled, and yet he liked to listen to John.

New Heart English Bible
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed, but he heard him gladly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Herodus had been afraid of Yohannan because he had known that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him and he heard many things that he had said and did services for him, and he heard him with pleasure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because Herod was afraid of John. Herod knew that John was a fair and holy man, so he protected him. When he listened to John, he would become very disturbed, and yet he liked to listen to him.

New American Standard 1977
for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and respected him; and when he heard him, he did many things and heard him gladly.

King James 2000 Bible
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and holy, and protected him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was much perplexed; and he heard him gladly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.

Darby Bible Translation
for Herod feared John knowing that he was a just and holy man, and kept him safe; and having heard him, did many things, and heard him gladly.

English Revised Version
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous man and a holy, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was much perplexed; and he heard him gladly.

Webster's Bible Translation
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and observed him: and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

Weymouth New Testament
for Herod stood in awe of John, knowing him to be an upright and holy man, and he protected him. After listening to him he was in great perplexity, and yet he found a pleasure in listening.

World English Bible
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he did many things, and he heard him gladly.

Young's Literal Translation
for Herod was fearing John, knowing him a man righteous and holy, and was keeping watch over him, and having heard him, was doing many things, and hearing him gladly.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:14-29 Herod feared John while he lived, and feared him still more when he was dead. Herod did many of those things which John in his preaching taught him; but it is not enough to do many things, we must have respect to all the commandments. Herod respected John, till he touched him in his Herodias. Thus many love good preaching, if it keep far away from their beloved sin. But it is better that sinners persecute ministers now for faithfulness, than curse them eternally for unfaithfulness. The ways of God are unsearchable; but we may be sure he never can be at a loss to repay his servants for what they endure or lose for his sake. Death could not come so as to surprise this holy man; and the triumph of the wicked was short.
Study Bible
The Beheading of John
19So Herodias held a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she had been unable, 20because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When he heard John’s words, he was greatly perplexed; yet he listened to him gladly. 21On Herod’s birthday, her opportunity arose. Herod held a banquet for his nobles and military commanders, as well as the leading men of Galilee.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 33:32
"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.

Matthew 21:26
But if we say, 'From men,' we are afraid of the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet."

Acts 2:12
Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"

Acts 5:24
When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

feared.

Mark 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might …

Exodus 11:3 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. …

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

2 Kings 3:12,13 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD is with him. So the king …

2 Kings 6:21 And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, …

2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash …

2 Chronicles 24:2,15-22 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the …

2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding …

Ezekiel 2:5-7 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear…

Daniel 4:18,27 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now you, O Belteshazzar, …

Daniel 5:17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be …

Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, …

Matthew 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

observed him. or, kept him, or saved him. and heard.

Mark 4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, …

Psalm 106:12,13 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise…

Ezekiel 33:32 And, see, you are to them as a very lovely song of one that has a …

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a …

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