For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.  For John unto Herod, not lawful to have brother's wife.  Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:  For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, many things, and heard him gladly.  And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;  And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give  And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give unto the half kingdom.  And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John  And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.  And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which he would not reject her.  And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: he went and beheaded him in the prison,  And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it mother.  And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.