Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 14:5 in English Standard Version "And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet." Mt 11:9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. Mt 21:26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” Mt 21:46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.