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Luke 3:20

20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.

Luke 3:20 in Other Translations

20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.
20 So Herod put John in prison, adding this sin to his many others.
20 capped his long string of evil deeds with this outrage: He put John in jail.
20 added this to everything else-he locked John up 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 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
22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 14:3,4; Mark 6:17-18
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