Matthew 14:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.

New Living Translation
Later, John's disciples came for his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus what had happened.

English Standard Version
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and they went and told Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.

King James Bible
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then his disciples came, removed the corpse, buried it, and went and reported to Jesus.

International Standard Version
When John's disciples came, they carried off the body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.

NET Bible
Then John's disciples came and took the body and buried it and went and told Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his disciples came, took his corpse, performed a burial and came and informed Yeshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John's disciples came for the body and buried it. Then they went to tell Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his disciples came and took up the body and buried it and went and told Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

American King James Version
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

American Standard Version
And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him; and they went and told Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his disciples came and took the body, and buried it, and came and told Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it, and came and brought word to Jesus.

English Revised Version
And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him; and they went and told Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
Then John's disciples went and removed the body and buried it, and came and informed Jesus.

World English Bible
His disciples came, and took the body, and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples having come, took up the body, and buried it, and having come, they told Jesus,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:1-12 The terror and reproach of conscience, which Herod, like other daring offenders, could not shake off, are proofs and warnings of a future judgment, and of future misery to them. But there may be the terror of convictions, where there is not the truth of conversion. When men pretend to favour the gospel, yet live in evil, we must not favour their self-delusion, but must deliver our consciences as John did. The world may call this rudeness and blind zeal. False professors, or timid Christians, may censure it as want of civility; but the most powerful enemies can go no further than the Lord sees good to permit. Herod feared that the putting of John to death might raise a rebellion among the people, which it did not; but he never feared it might stir up his own conscience against him, which it did. Men fear being hanged for what they do not fear being damned for. And times of carnal mirth and jollity are convenient times for carrying on bad designs against God's people. Herod would profusely reward a worthless dance, while imprisonment and death were the recompence of the man of God who sought the salvation of his soul. But there was real malice to John beneath his consent, or else Herod would have found ways to get clear of his promise. When the under shepherds are smitten, the sheep need not be scattered while they have the Great Shepherd to go to. And it is better to be drawn to Christ by want and loss, than not to come to him at all.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And his disciples came. "And when his disciples heard thereof, they came" (Mark). Perhaps they were not permitted to be so much with him as at an earlier period in his imprisonment (Matthew 11:2). But if the murder was in the evening, as would appear probable from the circumstances of it, they would naturally not be in the castle at the time. And took up the body; the corpse (Revised Version, τὸ πτῶμα). And buried it; him, (Revised Version, αὐτόν). It is right in Mark, but St. Matthew has preserved the more popular form of expression. And (Revised Version adds they) went and told Jesus. Matthew only. In Mark (Mark 6:30; cf. also Luke 9:10) this expression dearly belongs to the next paragraph, and is predicated of the twelve apostles on their return from their mission (Mark 6:7-12; our Matthew 10:5). It looks as though some confusion had arisen in the source before St. Matthew used it. As the words stand here they show the kindly feelings which both John and his disciples felt towards our Lord

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And his disciples came,.... To the prison where his body was left, and to which they had liberty of recourse before; see Matthew 11:2 and very probably, upon hearing what was done, might apply to Herod, as Joseph of Arimathea did to Pilate, for the body of Jesus; who might, as he did, give them leave to take it: and

took up the body and buried it. Theophylact says, his body was buried in Baste Caesarea, and that his head was first reposited in Emesesa. This was the last office of love to their master, and was done in respect and gratitude to him, and to show that they still abode by his doctrine; and was what decency and the belief of the resurrection of the dead, as well as the will of God, require should be done:

and went and told Jesus; that their master was dead, what kind of death he suffered, and by what means it was brought about; and how that they had interred him; and what Herod also had said of Jesus, that he was John risen from the dead. Their coming to Christ, and informing him of all this, show, that they were taught by their master to respect him as the Messiah, and believe in him, and adhere to him; and it is very likely that they continued with him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Mt 14:12-21. Hearing of the Baptist's Death, Jesus Crosses the Lake with Twelve, and Miraculously Feeds Five Thousand. ( = Mr 6:30-44; Lu 9:10-17; Joh 6:1-14).

For the exposition of this section—one of the very few where all the four Evangelists run parallel—see on [1302]Mr 6:30-44.

Matthew 14:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Beheading of John
11And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.
Cross References
Matthew 14:11
His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

Matthew 14:13
When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.
Treasury of Scripture

And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

took.

Matthew 27:58-61 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded …

Acts 8:2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation …

Jump to Previous
Body Buried Corpse Disciples Earth Informed Jesus John's News Removed Reported Word
Jump to Next
Body Buried Corpse Disciples Earth Informed Jesus John's News Removed Reported Word
Links
Matthew 14:12 NIV
Matthew 14:12 NLT
Matthew 14:12 ESV
Matthew 14:12 NASB
Matthew 14:12 KJV

Matthew 14:12 Bible Apps
Matthew 14:12 Bible Suite
Matthew 14:12 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 14:12 Chinese Bible
Matthew 14:12 French Bible
Matthew 14:12 German Bible

Alphabetical: and away body buried came disciples his it Jesus John's reported the Then they to told took went

NT Gospels: Matthew 14:12 His disciples came and took the body (Matt. Mat Mt) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Matthew 14:11
Top of Page
Top of Page