At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,…
Though Herod thought good to set a face on it to strangers, unto whom it was not safe to bewray his fear; yet to his domestics he freely discovered his thoughts; "This is John Baptist." The troubled conscience will many a time open that to familiars, which it hides from the eyes of others. Shame and fear meet together in guiltiness.
Parallel VersesKJV: At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,