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Commentary Critical And Explanatory On The Whole Bible by Robert Jamieson

Mt 14:1-12. Herod Thinks Jesus a Resurrection of the Murdered Baptist--Account of His Imprisonment and Death. (Mr 6:14-29; Lu 9:7-9).

Mt 14:1-12. Herod Thinks Jesus a Resurrection of the Murdered Baptist -- Account of His Imprisonment and Death. ( = Mr 6:14-29; Lu 9:7-9).

The time of this alarm of Herod Antipas appears to have been during the mission of the Twelve, and shortly after the Baptist -- who had been in prison for probably more than a year -- had been cruelly put to death.

Herod's Theory of the Works of Christ (Mt 14:1, 2).

1. At that time Herod the tetrarch -- Herod Antipas, one of the three sons of Herod the Great, and own brother of Archelaus (Mt 2:22), who ruled as ethnarch over Galilee and Perea.

heard of the fame of Jesus -- |for His name was spread abroad| (Mr 6:14).

2. And said unto his servants -- his counsellors or court-ministers.

This is John the Baptist: he is risen from the dead, &c. -- The murdered prophet haunted his guilty breast like a specter and seemed to him alive again and clothed with unearthly powers in the person of Jesus.

Account of the Baptist's Imprisonment and Death (Mt 14:3-12). For the exposition of this portion, see on Mr 6:17-29.

Mt 14:12-21. Hearing of the Baptist's Death, Jesus Crosses the Lake with Twelve, and Miraculously Feeds Five Thousand. ( = Mr 6:30-44; Lu 9:10-17; Joh 6:1-14).

For the exposition of this section -- one of the very few where all the four Evangelists run parallel -- see on Mr 6:30-44.

Mt 14:22-26. Jesus Crosses to the Western Side of the Lake Walking on the Sea -- Incidents on Landing. ( = Mr 6:45; Joh 6:15-24).

For the exposition, see on Joh 6:15-24.

28. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is thou, bid me come to thee on the water -- (Also see on Mr 6:50.)

29. And he said, Come. And when Peter had come down out of the boat. he walked on the water, to go to Jesus -- (Also see on Mr 6:50.)

30. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me -- (Also see on Mr 6:50.)

31. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt? -- (Also see on Mr 6:50.)

32. And when they had come into the boat, the wind ceased -- (Also see on Mr 6:50.)

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