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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
41

Mark 6:14-29
Matthew 14:1-12
Luke 9:7-9

And King Herod heard, for his name became apparent,
and he said, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead,
and because of this the powers are at work in him."

But others said, "He is Elijah;"
and others said, "He is a prophet like one of the prophets."

But Herod having heard said, "John whom I beheaded,
this is him raised."

For Herod himself having sent out
seized John and bound him in prison
due to Herodias the wife of his brother Philip,
because he married her;
for John said to Herod, "It is not permitted
for you to have your brother's wife."

And Herodias resented him and wished to kill him,
and she could not;
for Herod feared John,
knowing him to be a just and holy man, and protected him,
and having heard him much he was in doubt,
yet he listened to him gladly.

And an opportune day occurring
when Herod produced his birthday banquet
for his courtiers and local rulers and the foremost of Galilee,
and the daughter of Herodias herself having entered
and danced, pleased Herod and the guests.

And the king said to the girl,
"Ask me whatever you wish, and I will give it to you;"
and he swore to her, "Whatever you ask for
I will give you, up to half my kingdom."

And having gone out she said to her mother,
"What should I ask for?"

And she said, "The head of John the baptizer."

And having entered immediately with haste to the king
she asked saying, "I wish that at once you may give me
on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
And the king, grieved
because of the oaths and the dinner guests,
did not wish to refuse her.

And immediately sending out,
the king ordered an executioner to bring his head.
And going away he beheaded him in the prison,
and he brought his head on a platter
and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.

And his disciples having heard came and took his corpse
and laid it in a tomb.
Mark 6:14-29

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the rumor of Jesus,
and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist;
he was raised from the dead,
and because of this the powers are at work in him."

For Herod having seized John
bound him and put him away in prison
because of Herodias the wife of his brother Philip;
for John said to him,
"It is not permitted for you to have her."

And wishing to kill him he was afraid of the crowd,
because they held him as a prophet.
And Herod's birthday occurring,
the daughter of Herodias danced in the middle
and pleased Herod for which he promised with an oath
to give her whatever she asked.

But led on by her mother, "Give me," she says,
"here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
And the king, grieved
because of the oaths and the dinner guests,
commanded it to be given,
and having sent, beheaded John in the prison.
And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl,
and she brought it to her mother.

And his disciples approaching took the corpse and buried it,
and going reported to Jesus.
Matthew 14:1-12

And Herod the tetrarch heard everything that was happening,
and was in doubt because it was said
by some that John was raised from the dead,
by some that Elijah appeared,
and by others that a certain prophet of the ancients rose up.

But Herod said, "I beheaded John;
but who is this about whom I hear such things?"
And he sought to kill him.
Luke 9:7-9


41. Death of John the Baptist Synthesis 41 * Interpretation 41
42. Feeding the Five Thousand Harmony 42 * Synthesis 42 * Interpretation 42