14(A)And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, "(B)John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him."15But others were saying, "He is (C)Elijah " And others were saying, "He is (D)a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." 16But when Herod heard of it, he kept saying, "John, whom I beheaded, has risen!" 17For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of (E)Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. 18For John had been saying to Herod, "(F)It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." 19(G)Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so; 20for (H)Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him. 21A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday (I)gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men (J)of Galilee; 22and when the daughter of (K)Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you." 23And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to (L)half of my kingdom." 24And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." 25Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." 26And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her. 27Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison, 28and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb. 30(M)The (N)apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. 31And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and (O)they did not even have time to eat.) 32(P)They went away in (Q)the boat to a secluded place by themselves.
33The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.34When Jesus went ashore, He (R)saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because (S)they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. Cross references:Mark 6:14 : Matt 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-16: Luke 9:7-9 Mark 6:14 : Matt 14:2; Luke 9:19 Mark 6:15 : Matt 16:14; Mark 8:28 Mark 6:15 : Matt 21:11 Mark 6:17 : Matt 14:3; Luke 3:19 Mark 6:18 : Matt 14:4 Mark 6:19 : Matt 14:3 Mark 6:20 : Matt 21:26 Mark 6:21 : Esth 1:3; 2:18 Mark 6:21 : Luke 3:1 Mark 6:22 : Matt 14:3 Mark 6:23 : Esth 5:3, 6; 7:2 Mark 6:30 : Luke 9:10 Mark 6:30 : Matt 10:2; Mark 3:14; Luke 6:13; 9:10; 17:5; 22:14; 24:10; Acts 1:2, 26 Mark 6:31 : Mark 3:20 Mark 6:32 : Matt 14:13-21; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:5-13; Mark 8:2-9 Mark 6:32 : Mark 3:9; 4:36; 6:45 Mark 6:34 : Matt 9:36 Mark 6:34 : Num 27:17; 1 Kin 22:17; 2 Chr 18:16; Zech 10:2