At that time Herod, the king of the land of Galilee, heard about Jesus.
Herod said to the officers, "Surely this is John the Baptist who had come back to life! That's why he has the power to do miracles."
For Herod had arrested John, and put them in jail. Herod did so because the matter of Herodias, the wife of his own brother, Philip.
For 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.
At the time of Herod celebrates his birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced front of audience. Dance till Herod very happy,
so that Herod promised him with swear that what he asked, will be given to him.
Because provoked by his mother, the girl said, "I asked the head of John the Baptist was given to me right now here on a platter!"
Hearing the request, Herod became very sad. But because he had swear in front of his guests, he ordered that her request was fulfilled.
He told people go to jail to amputate the head of John.
Then the head of John was brought in on a tray and given to the girl. Then she sent to his mother.
After that the followers of John came to take the bodies of John and buried. Then they go and tell this to Jesus.
When Jesus heard the news, he got into the boat alone and leave, go to a lonely place. But when people hear about it, they left their cities and going followed Jesus by road.