3:18 And in this way, 1 with many other exhortations, John 2 proclaimed good news to the people. 3:19 But when John rebuked Herod 3 the tetrarch 4 because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, 5 and because of all the evil deeds 6 that he had done, 3:20 Herod added this to them all: He locked up John in prison.
1 tn On construction μὲν οὖν καί (men oun kai), see BDF §451.1.
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (John) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tc Several
sn This marriage to his brother’s wife was a violation of OT law (Lev 18:16; 20:21). In addition, both Herod Antipas and Herodias had each left previous marriages to enter into this union.
6 tn Or “immoralities.”