Matthew 14:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. And they went and informed Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
And his disciples having come, took the body and buried it, and having come, they 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
John's followers took his body and buried it. Then they told Jesus what had happened.

Good News Translation
John's disciples came, carried away his body, and buried it; then they 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.

New Heart English Bible
Then his disciples came, and took the dead body, and buried him; and they 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.

New American Standard 1977
And his disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to 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,
Study Bible
The Beheading of John
11John’s head was brought in on a platter and presented to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12Then John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. And they went and informed Jesus. 13When Jesus heard about John, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. But the crowds found out and followed Him on foot from the towns.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:11
John's head was brought in on a platter and presented to the girl, who carried it to her mother.

Matthew 14:13
When Jesus heard about John, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. But the crowds found out and 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 the body to be delivered…

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







Lexicon
Then
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[John’s]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

came [and]
προσελθόντες (proselthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

took
ἦραν (ēran)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

[his]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body
πτῶμα (ptōma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4430: A fall; a carcass, corpse, dead body. From the alternate of pipto; a ruin, i.e., lifeless body.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

buried
ἔθαψαν (ethapsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2290: To bury. A primary verb; to celebrate funeral rites, i.e. Inter.

it.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they went
ἐλθόντες (elthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

[and] informed
ἀπήγγειλαν (apēngeilan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 518: To report (from one place to another), bring a report, announce, declare. From apo and the base of aggelos; to announce.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.
(12) His disciples came.--Among those who thus transferred their allegiance to their true Lord were, we must believe, the two whom John had sent to Him from his prison. From this time they probably ceased in Judaea to be a distinct community, though, as the instances of Apollos (Acts 18:25) and the disciples at Ephesus (Acts 19:3) show, they still maintained a separate existence in the more distant regions to which the influence of the Baptist had indirectly penetrated.

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 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.
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