A Morte de João Batista
At that time news of Jesus came to Herod the king
And he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist he has come back from the dead, and so these powers are working in him.
For Herod had taken John and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
Because John had said to him, It is not right for you to have her.
And he would have put him to death, but for his fear of the people, because in their eyes John was a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias was dancing before them, and Herod was pleased with her.
So he gave her his word with an oath to let her have whatever she might make request for.
And she, at her mother's suggestion, said, Give me here on a plate the head of John the Baptist.
And the king was sad but because of his oaths and because of his guests, he gave the order for it to be given to her
And he sent and had John's head cut off in the prison.
And his head was put on a plate and given to the girl and she took it to her mother.
And his disciples came, and took up his body and put it in the earth and they went and gave Jesus news of what had taken place.
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