Bible: Matt. 14:3-12
14:3 For Herod had arrested John, bound him, 1 and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 14:4 because John had repeatedly told 2 him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 3 14:5 Although 4 Herod 5 wanted to kill John, 6 he feared the crowd because they accepted John as a prophet. 14:6 But on Herod’s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod, 14:7 so much that he promised with an oath 7 to give her whatever she asked. 14:8 Instructed by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.” 14:9 Although it grieved the king, 8 because of his oath and the dinner guests he commanded it to be given. 14:10 So 9 he sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 14:11 His 10 head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 14:12 Then John’s 11 disciples came and took the body and buried it and went and told Jesus.
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