At that time Herod1 the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,2
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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."
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Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison4 because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,5
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for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."6
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Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered him a prophet.7
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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.