Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 14:4

Context
NET ©

because John had repeatedly told 1  him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 2 

NIV ©

for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."

NASB ©

For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

NLT ©

John kept telling Herod, "It is illegal for you to marry her."

MSG ©

John had provoked Herod by naming his relationship with Herodias "adultery."

BBE ©

Because John had said to him, It is not right for you to have her.

NRSV ©

because John had been telling him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

NKJV ©

Because John had said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."


KJV
For
<1063>
John
<2491>
said
<3004> (5707)
unto him
<846>_,
It is
<1832> (0)
not
<3756>
lawful
<1832> (5748)
for thee
<4671>
to have
<2192> (5721)
her
<846>_.
NASB ©
For John
<2491>
had been saying
<3004>
to him, "It is not lawful
<1832>
for you to have
<2192>
her."
GREEK
elegen
<3004> (5707)
V-IAI-3S
gar
<1063>
CONJ
o
<3588>
T-NSM
iwannhv
<2491>
N-NSM
autw
<846>
P-DSM
ouk
<3756>
PRT-N
exestin
<1832> (5904)
V-PQI-3S
soi
<4671>
P-2DS
ecein
<2192> (5721)
V-PAN
authn
<846>
P-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
because
<1063>
John
<2491>
had repeatedly told
<3004>
him
<846>
, “It is
<1832>
not
<3756>
lawful
<1832>
for you
<4671>
to have
<2192>
her
<846>
.”
NET ©

because John had repeatedly told 1  him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 2 

NET © Notes

tn The imperfect tense verb is here rendered with an iterative force.

sn This marriage of Herod to his brother Philip’s wife was a violation of OT law (Lev 18:16; 20:21). In addition, both Herod Antipas and Herodias had each left marriages to enter into this union.



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