And she went out and said to her mother, "For what should I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."
And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her.
And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison
and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
When his 1disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.
The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.
And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and 2they had no leisure even to eat.
3And they went away in 4the boat to a desolate place by themselves.
Now many saw them going and 5recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
When he went ashore he 6saw a great crowd, and 7he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.