Of John the Baptist
the Holy Bible


For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. (14:3)

For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. (14:4)

And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. (14:5)

But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. (14:6)

Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. (14:7)

And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. (14:8)

And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded [it] to be given [her]. (14:9)

And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. (14:10)

And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother. (14:11)

And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. (14:12)

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