(每日读经8/29) 马可福音 - Mark 6.14-29
And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become known, and they said, John the baptizer has been raised from the dead, and because of this these works of power are operating through him.
But others said, He is Elijah; and others said, He is a prophet, like one of the prophets.
But Herod, hearing of it, said, He whom I beheaded, John, this one was raised!
For Herod himself had sent men and seized John and bound him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.
For John had been saying to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have the wife of your brother.
Thus, Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to kill him and could not,
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed yet heard him gladly.
And an opportune day came, when Herod on his birthday made a banquet for his courtiers and the commanders and the leading men of Galilee.
And when the daughter of Herodias herself entered and danced, she pleased Herod and those reclining at table with him. The king said to the girl, Ask of me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.
And he swore to her earnestly, Whatever you ask of me, I will give to you, up to half of my kingdom.
And she went out and said to her mother, What should I ask for? And she said, The head of John the baptizer.
And coming in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.
And the king was very grieved, yet because of the oaths and those reclining at table, he did not want to refuse her.
And immediately the king sent a guard and ordered him to bring his head. And he went out and beheaded him in the prison,
And brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
And when his disciples heard about it, they came and took his corpse and put it in a tomb.