A Morte de João Batista
At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,
and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist he is risen from the dead and therefore do these powers work in him.
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.
And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.
And the king was grieved but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given
and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.
And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him and they went and told Jesus.
Leitura na versão Bible American Standard - Inglês