3 For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.4 For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”5 Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded [a]John as a prophet.
6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced [b]before them and pleased Herod,7 so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.8 Having been prompted by her mother, she *said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”9 Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of [c]his dinner guests.10 He sent and had John beheaded in the prison.11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.12 His disciples came and took away the body and buried [d]it; and they went and reported to Jesus.
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