At that time Herod1 the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,22
and he said to his attendants, "This is John the Baptist;3 he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison4 because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,54
for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."65
Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered him a prophet.76
On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.