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and said to his servants, “This man is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him.”

The Death of John the Baptist. (A)Now Herod had arrested John, bound [him], and put him in prison on account of Herodias,[a] the wife of his brother Philip, (B)for John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

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Footnotes

  1. 14:3 Herodias was not the wife of Herod’s half-brother Philip but of another half-brother, Herod Boethus. The union was prohibited by Lv 18:16; 20:21. According to Josephus (Antiquities 18:116–19), Herod imprisoned and then executed John because he feared that the Baptist’s influence over the people might enable him to lead a rebellion.
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