9Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.10Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.11And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet1 when you leave, as a testimony against them."12
They went out and preached that people should repent.213
They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil3 and healed them.
King Herod heard about this, for Jesus' name had become well known. Some were saying,a "John the Baptist4 has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
Others said, "He is Elijah."5 And still others claimed, "He is a prophet,6 like one of the prophets of long ago."716
But when Herod heard this, he said, "John, the man I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!"
For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison.8 He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married.
For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."919
So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,