New Living Translation
When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:12 He retired into Galilee - This journey was not immediately after his temptation. He first went from Judea into Galilee, John 1:43; 2:1. Then into Judea again, and celebrated the passover at Jerusalem, John 2:13. He baptized in Judea while John was baptizing at Enon, John 3:22,23. All this time John was at liberty, John 3:24. But the Pharisees being offended, John 4:1; and John put in prison, he then took this journey into Galilee. Mark 1:14.
LibraryLight for those who Sit in Darkness
From the text it appears that some are in greater darkness than others; and that, secondly, for such there is a hope of light; but that, thirdly, the light which will come to them lies all in Christ; and, fourthly (joyful news!) that light is already sprung up all around them: they have but to open their eyes to delight in it. I. SOME SOULS ARE IN GREATER DARKNESS THAN OTHERS. It appears from the text that it was so in Christ's days, and certainly it is so now. Divine sovereignty runs through all …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
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John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus,
For Herod had arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias (the former wife of Herod's brother Philip).
Later on, after John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee, where he preached God's Good News.
So Herod put John in prison, adding this sin to his many others.
Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit's power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region.
Then they became insistent. "But he is causing riots by his teaching wherever he goes--all over Judea, from Galilee to Jerusalem!"
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Come, follow me."
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