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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - Chapter 14 - Verse 12

Verse 12. And his disciples, etc. The head was with Herodias. The body, with pious care, they buried.

And went and told Jesus. This was done probably for the following reasons:

(1.) It was an important event, and one particularly connected with the work of Jesus. John was the forerunner; and it was important that he should be made acquainted with his death.

(2.) It is not unreasonable to suppose that in their affliction they came to him for consolation; nor is it improper in our affliction to follow their example, and go and tell Jesus.

(3.) Their master had been slain by a cruel king; Jesus was engaged in the same cause; and they probably supposed that he was in danger. They therefore came to warn him of it, and he Mt 14:13 sought a place of safety.

{c} "buried it" Ac 8:2

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