New Living Translation
Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people believed John was a prophet.
King James Bible
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
And while desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet.
World English Bible
When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Young's Literal Translation
and, willing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because as a prophet they were holding him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:5 He would have put him to death - ln his fit of passion; but he was then restrained by fear of the multitude; and afterward by the reverence he bore him.
LibraryAgain on Matt. xiv. 25: of the Lord Walking on the Waves of the Sea, and of Peter Tottering.
1. The Gospel which has just been read touching the Lord Christ, who walked on the waters of the sea;  and the Apostle Peter, who as he was walking, tottered through fear, and sinking in distrust, rose again by confession, gives us to understand that the sea is the present world, and the Apostle Peter the type of the One Church. For Peter in the order of Apostles first, and in the love of Christ most forward, answers oftentimes alone for all the rest. Again, when the Lord Jesus Christ asked, …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xiv. 24, "But the Boat was Now in the Midst of the Sea, Distressed by the Waves. "
Mr. Fearing Comforted
First Withdrawal from Herod's Territory and Return.
When King Jehoiakim and the army officers and officials heard what he was saying, the king sent someone to kill him. But Uriah heard about the plan and escaped in fear to Egypt.
Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.
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