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Matthew 14:1
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(a)At that [a]time (b)Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,
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Matthew 14:2
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and said to his servants, "(c)This is John the Baptist; [b]he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
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Matthew 14:3
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For when (d)Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him (e)in prison because of (f)Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
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Matthew 14:4
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For John had been saying to him, "(g)It is not lawful for you to have her."
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Matthew 14:5
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Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded [c]John as (h)a prophet.
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Matthew 14:6
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But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of (i)Herodias danced [d]before them and pleased (j)Herod,
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Matthew 14:7
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so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
Matthew 14:8
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Having been prompted by her mother, she *said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
Matthew 14:9
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Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of [e]his dinner guests.
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Matthew 14:10
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He sent and had John beheaded in the prison.
Matthew 14:11
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And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Matthew 14:12
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His disciples came and took away the body and buried [f]it; and they went and reported to Jesus.
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