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Matthew 14:1-12 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At that time Herod the ruler heard the news about Jesus. 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,
2 He said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist. He's been raised from the dead. This is why these miraculous powers are at work through him." 2 and he said to his attendants, "This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
3 Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of Herod's brother Philip. 3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,
4 That's because John told Herod, "It's against the law for you to marry her." 4 for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."
5 Although Herod wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd because they thought John was a prophet. 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered him a prophet.
6 But at Herod's birthday party Herodias' daughter danced in front of the guests and thrilled Herod. 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 Then he swore to give her anything she asked. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 At her mother's urging, the girl said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a plate." 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
9 Although the king was upset, because of his solemn pledge and his guests he commanded that they give it to her. 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
10 Then he had John beheaded in prison. 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 They brought his head on a plate and gave it to the young woman, and she brought it to her mother. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.
12 But John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus what had happened. 12 John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.