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Luke: 9
7Now Prince Herod heard of all that was happening, and did not know what to make of it; for some were saying that John had been raised from the dead, 8others that Elijah had appeared, others again that one of the old prophets had come back to life. 9Herod said, 'As for John, I beheaded him myself; but who is this I hear such talk about?' And he was anxious to see him.

Matthew: 14
1It was at that time that reports about Jesus reached the ears of Prince Herod. 'This is John the Baptist,' 2he said to his attendants; 'John has been raised to life, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.'
3NOW HEROD had arrested John, put him in chains, and thrown him into prison, on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; 4for John had told him: 'You have no right to her.' 5Herod would have liked to put him to death, but he was afraid of the people, in whose eyes John was a prophet. 6But at his birthday celebrations the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests, and Herod was so delighted 7that he took an oath to give her anything she cared to ask. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, 'Give me here on a dish the head of John the Baptist.' 9The king was deeply distressed when he heard it; but out of regard for his oath and for his guests, he ordered the request to be granted, 10and had John beheaded in prison. 11The head was brought in on a dish and given to the girl; and she carried it to her mother. 12Then John's disciples came and took away the body, and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.

Mark: 6
14Now King Herod heard of it, for the fame of Jesus had spread; and people were saying, [Some witnesses read: and he said ...] 'John the Baptist has been raised to life, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.' 15Others said, 'It is Elijah.' Others again, 'He is a prophet like one of the old prophets.' 16But Herod, when he heard of it, said, 'This is John, whom I beheaded, raised from the dead.'
17For this same Herod had sent and arrested John and put him in prison at the instance of his brother Philip's wife, Herodias, whom he had married. 18John had told Herod, 'You have no right to your brother's wife.' 19Thus Herodias nursed a grudge against him and would willingly have killed him, but she could not; 20for Herod went in awe of John, knowing him to be a good and holy man; so he kept him in custody. He liked to listen to him, although the listening left him greatly perplexed.
21Herodias found her opportunity when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet to his chief officials and commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22Her daughter came in [Or: A festive occasion came when Herod on his birthday gave ... of Galilee. The Daughter of Herodias came in ...] and danced, and so delighted Herod and his guests that the king said to the girl, 'Ask what you like and I will give it you.' 23And he swore an oath to her: 'Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.' 24She went out and said to her mother, 'What shall I ask for?' She replied, 'The head of John the Baptist.' 25The girl hastened back at once to the king with her request: 'I want you to give me here and now, on a dish, the head of John the Baptist.' 26The king was greatly distressed, but out of regard for his oath and for his guests he could not bring himself to refuse her. 27So the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John's head. The soldier went off and beheaded him in the prison, 28brought the head on a dish, and gave it to the girl; and she gave it to her mother.
29When John's disciples heard the news, they came and took his body away and laid it in a tomb.

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