The Death of John the Baptist
At that time a Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus
and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him."
b For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
Because John had said to him, c "It is not lawful for you to have her."
And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, d because they counted him as a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.
Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter."
And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her.
So he sent and had John beheaded in prison.
And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Mark 6:14 - 29
Now King Herod heard of Him, for His name had become well known. And he said, "John the Baptist is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.
Luke 9:7 - 9
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him; and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead.
Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee.
For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he had married her.
But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him concerning Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done.
Also added this, above all, that he shut John up in prison.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.
If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be childless.
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet."
"But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."