Mark 6:14-29 NAS

John's Fate Recalled

14 1And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, "2John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him."

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15 But others were saying, "He is 3Elijah." And others were saying, "He is 4a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."

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16 But when Herod heard of it, he kept saying, "John, whom I beheaded, has risen!"
17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of 5Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

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18 For John had been saying to Herod, "6It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

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19 7Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;

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20 for 8Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

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    • l 6:20 - Lit "and"
    • m 6:20 - Lit "was hearing him gladly"
      21 A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday 9gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men 10of Galilee;

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        • n 6:21 - I.e. chiliarchs, in command of a thousand troops
          22 and when the daughter of 11Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever * you want and I will give it to you."

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            • o 6:22 - Lit "those who reclined at the table with him"
              23 And he swore to her, "Whatever * you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to 12half of my kingdom."

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              24 And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."
              25 Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
              26 And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling * to refuse her.

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                • p 6:26 - Lit "those reclining at the table"
                  27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,
                  28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.
                  29 When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.