Matt 14:1-6

The Death of John the Baptist 1At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus;2and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work in him.”3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,4because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”5Though Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet.6But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod