New American Standard Bible
Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;
King James Bible
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;
Darby Bible Translation
But having heard that John was delivered up, he departed into Galilee:
World English Bible
Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having heard that John was delivered up, did withdraw to Galilee,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
John was cast into prison - For an account of the imprisonment of John see Matthew 14:1-13.
He departed into Galilee - See Matthew 2:22. The reasons why Jesus then went into Galilee were probably:
1. Because the attention of the people had been much excited by John's preaching, and things seemed to be favorable for success in his own ministry.
2. It appeared desirable to have some one to second John in the work of reformation.
3. It was less dangerous for him to commence his labors there than near Jerusalem. Judea was under the dominion of the scribes, and Pharisees, and priests. They would naturally look with envy on any one who set himself up for a public teacher, and who should attract much attention there. It was important, therefore, that the work of Jesus should begin in Galilee, and become somewhat established and known before he went to Jerusalem.
LibraryThe Springing of the Great Light
'Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee; 13. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15. The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
July the Thirteenth Plain Glass
Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
General Account of Jesus' Teaching.
Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples
For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,
Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison.
And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district.
But they kept on insisting, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching all over Judea, starting from Galilee even as far as this place."
The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, "Follow Me."
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