Matthew 14:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."

New Living Translation
John had been telling Herod, “It is against God’s law for you to marry her.”

English Standard Version
because John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

Berean Study Bible
because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

New American Standard Bible
For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

NASB 1995
For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

NASB 1977
For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

Amplified Bible
for John had said to him, “It is not lawful (morally right) for you to have her [living with you as your wife].”

Christian Standard Bible
since John had been telling him, “It’s not lawful for you to have her.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since John had been telling him, "It's not lawful for you to have her!"

Good News Translation
For some time John the Baptist had told Herod, "It isn't right for you to be married to Herodias!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John had been telling Herod, "It's not right for you to be married to her."

International Standard Version
John had been telling him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

NET Bible
because John had repeatedly told him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

New King James Version
Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

King James 2000 Bible
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for you to have her.

New Heart English Bible
For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

World English Bible
For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

American King James Version
For John said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her.

American Standard Version
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

A Faithful Version
Because John had said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her as your wife."

Darby Bible Translation
For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

English Revised Version
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Webster's Bible Translation
For John had said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For Iohn saide vnto him, It is not lawfull for thee to haue her.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For Iohn sayde vnto hym: it is not lawfull for thee to haue her.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For Ihon sayde vnto him: It is not laufull for ye to haue her.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For Ihon sayde vnto him: Yt is not lawfull for the to have her.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for John was saying to him, “It is not lawful to you to have her,”

Berean Literal Bible
For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

Young's Literal Translation
for John was saying to him, 'It is not lawful to thee to have her,'

Smith's Literal Translation
For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her:

Literal Emphasis Translation
For John had been saying to him, It is not permitted to have her.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For John was telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For Yohannan had said to him, “It is not lawful that she should be your wife.”

Lamsa Bible
For John had said to him, It is unlawful to have her as your wife.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
For John said to him: It is not lawful for you to have her.

Godbey New Testament
For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Haweis New Testament
For John said unto him, It is unlawful for thee to have her.

Mace New Testament
for John had said to him, it is not lawful for thee to have her.

Weymouth New Testament
because John had persistently said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

Worrell New Testament
For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

Worsley New Testament
for John said to Him, It is not lawful for thee to have her: and he would have put him to death,








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