From Matthew 14:1-11
1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the
fame of Jesus.
2 And said unto his servants, This is John the
Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew
forth themselves in him.
3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him,
and put him in prison for He-ro'di-as' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for
thee to have her.
5 And when he would have put him to death, he
feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter
of He-ro'di-as danced before them, and pleased Herod.
7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her
whatsoever she would ask.
8 And she, being before instructed of her mother,
said, Give me here John the Baptist's head in a charger.
9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the
oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be
10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a charger, and
given to the damsel; and she brought it to her mother.