Matthew 14:1-12 NAS

John the Baptist Beheaded

1 1At that atime 2Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,

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2 and said to his servants, "3This is John the Baptist; bhe has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."

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    • ư 14:2 - Or "he, himself"
      3 For when 4Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him 5in prison because of 6Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
      4 For John had been saying to him, "7It is not lawful for you to have her."

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      5 Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded cJohn as 8a prophet.

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      6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of 9Herodias danced dbefore * them and pleased 10Herod,

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      7 so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever * she asked.
      8 Having been prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
      9 Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of ehis dinner guests.

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        • Ƴ 14:9 - Lit "those who reclined" at the table "with him"
          10 He sent and had John beheaded in the prison.
          11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
          12 His disciples came and took away the body and buried fit; and they went and reported to Jesus.

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