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Matthew 14:4–6

because John had been saying to him, a“It is not lawful for you to have her.” And though he wanted to put him to death, bhe feared the people, because they held him to be ca prophet. But when Herod’s dbirthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod,

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Matthew 14:4–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.” Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.

On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much

Matthew 14:4–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

Matthew 14:4–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

John had been telling Herod, “It is against God’s law for you to marry her.” Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people believed John was a prophet.

But at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias’s daughter performed a dance that greatly pleased him,

Matthew 14:4–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

But when Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.

Matthew 14:4–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to be married to Herodias.” Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they believed John was a prophet.

On Herod’s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced for Herod and his guests, and she pleased him.

Matthew 14:4–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.

Matthew 14:4–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And while desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him for a prophet. But when Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod;

Matthew 14:4–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

John had been telling Herod, “It’s not right for you to be married to her.” So Herod wanted to kill John. However, he was afraid of the people because they thought John was a prophet.

When Herod celebrated his birthday, Herodias’ daughter danced for his guests. Herod was so delighted with her that

Matthew 14:4–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

since John had been telling him, “It’s not lawful for you to have her!” Though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, since they regarded him as a prophet.

But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them and pleased Herod.

Matthew 14:4–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” Though Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod

Matthew 14:4–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

because John had been saying to him, “It is not permitted for you to have her.” And although he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they looked upon him as a prophet.

But when Herod’s birthday celebration took place, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst of them and pleased Herod.

Matthew 14:4–6 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

John had been saying to Herod, “It is against the Law for you to have her.” Herod wanted to kill John. But he was afraid of the people, because they thought John was a prophet.

On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for Herod and his guests. She pleased Herod very much.

Matthew 14:4–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.

But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,