But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them[a] and pleased Herod. So he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. And prompted by her mother, she answered, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter!” Although the king regretted it, he commanded that it be granted because of his oaths and his guests. 10 So he sent orders and had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12 Then his disciples came, removed the corpse,[b] buried it, and went and reported to Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 14:6 Lit danced in the middle
  2. Matthew 14:12 Other mss read body

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