King Herod heard about this, for Jesus' name had become well known. Some were saying, "John the Baptist1 has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
Others said, "He is Elijah."2 And still others claimed, "He is a prophet,3 like one of the prophets of long ago."4
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.5 He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married.