Mark 6:18-21 NIV

18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."1

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19 So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,
20 because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man.2 When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzleda; yet he liked to listen to him.

References for Mark 6:20

    • d 6:20 - Some early manuscripts "he did many things"
      21 Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet3 for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee.4

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