Luke 3:19

19 But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done,

Luke 3:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
ESV
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,
NLT
19 John also publicly criticized Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, for marrying Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for many other wrongs he had done.
MSG
19 But Herod, the ruler, stung by John's rebuke in the matter of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,
CSB
19 But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him about Herodias, his brother's wife, and about all the evil things Herod had done,

Luke 3:19 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 3:19

But Herod the tetrarch being reproved by him
By John, as the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions add:

for Herodias his brother Philip's wife;
for taking her to wife, whilst his brother Philip was living. The account, which the Jewish chronologer F24 gives, of this Herod, and of this fact of his, and John's reproving him for it, and the consequence of it, perfectly agrees with this of the evangelist.

``Herod Antipater, and there are some that call him, (yqrjyj) "the tetrarch", was a son of Herod the first, and brother of Archelaus'; and he was the third king of the family of Herod; and he was very wicked, and a destroying man: many of the wise men of Israel he slew with the sword; and he took the wife of his brother Philip, whilst he was alive, to himself for wife; and John, the high priest, because (wxykwh) , "he reproved him" for this, he slew him with the sword, with many of the wise men of Israel.''

And John reproved him not only for this sin, but others:

and for all the evils which Herod had done;
his revellings, debaucheries, murders all which John, in great faithfulness, and with much freedom, told him and rebuked him for: for Herod had had a particular respect for him, and often had him with him, and heard him gladly, when John had an opportunity of speaking personally to him.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Ganz. Tzemach David, par, 1. fol. 25. 2.

Luke 3:19 In-Context

17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.
19 But when John rebuked Herod the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done,
20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.
21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 1; S Matthew 14:1