14:3 For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,
14:4 because John had repeatedly told him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
14:5 Although Herod wanted to kill John, he feared the crowd because they accepted John as a prophet.
14:6 But on Herod’s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,
14:7 so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
14:8 Instructed by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”
14:9 Although it grieved the king, because of his oath and the dinner guests he commanded it to be given.
14:10 So he sent and had John beheaded in the prison.
14:11 His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.