Luke 3:20

20 added this to them all, that 1he locked up John in prison.

Luke 3:20 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 3:20

Added yet this above all
This sin to all other sins, and which was of a more flagitious nature; and attended with more aggravating circumstances, especially in the issue of it:

that he shut up John in prison;
in the castle of Machaerus, by the instigation of Herodias; (See Gill on Matthew 14:3).

Luke 3:20 In-Context

18 So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people.
19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done,
20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,
22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

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