(^) strkjv@Matthew:14:1 @ At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
strkjv@Matthew:14:2 @ 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.
strkjv@Matthew:14:3 @ For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife.
strkjv@Matthew:14:4 @ For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
strkjv@Matthew:14:5 @ And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
strkjv@Matthew:14:6 @ But when Herods birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them , and pleased Herod.
strkjv@Matthew:14:7 @ Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
strkjv@Matthew:14:8 @ And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptists head in a charger.
strkjv@Matthew:14:9 @ And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oaths sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
strkjv@Matthew:14:10 @ And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
strkjv@Matthew:14:11 @ And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
strkjv@Matthew:14:12 @ And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
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kjv@Matthew:14:1-12 > > RandyP : This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.
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