New American Standard Bible
Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples
King James Bible
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
Darby Bible Translation
But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples,
World English Bible
Now when John heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples
Young's Literal Translation
And John having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The account contained in this chapter of Matthew, to the Matthew 11:19, is found, with no material variation, in Luke 7:18-35. John was in prison. Herod had thrown him into confinement on account of his faithfulness in reproving him for marrying his brother Philip's wife. See Matthew 14:3-4.
It is not certainly known why John sent to Jesus. It might have been to satisfy his disciples that he was the Messiah; or he might have been desirous of ascertaining for himself whether this person, of whom he heard so much, was the same one whom he had baptized, and whom he knew to be the Messiah. See John 1:29.
LibraryChrist's Strange Thanksgiving
'I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.' --MATT. xi. 25. When Jesus was about to cure one dumb man, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and sighed. Sorrow filled His soul in the act of working deliverance. The thought of the depth of the miseries He had come to heal, and of the ocean of them which He was then diminishing but by one poor drop, saddened Him. When Jesus thought of the woes that had …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Rest for the Weary
The Meek and Lowly One
Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;
For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
The disciples of John reported to him about all these things.
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
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