Herod, ruler of the land of Galilee, heard about Jesus.
Herod said to the officials-officials, "Surely this is John the Baptist who has come back, that he might have the power to do miracles."
Herod had arrested John and bound him and put in jail. Herod did so because the matter of Herodias, wife of his brother Philip.
John had said this to him, " you Can not married to Herodias!"
Actually, Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they consider John a prophet.
But on Herod's birthday, Herodias's daughter dance in the middle of them and cheer the hearts of Herod,
And so he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
So, after having been prompted by his mother, the daughter said: "Give me here John Baptist's head on a salver."
Hearing the request, Herod became very sad. But because he had sworn in front of his guests, he ordered that her request was fulfilled.
He told people to go to jail to decapitate the head of John.
And John's disciples came and took up the body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.