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Matthew. Mark. Luke. John.

CHAP. XIV. CHAP. VI.

6 But when Hcrods 21 And when a con-
birth-day was kept, venient rime was come,
that Herod on his
(£5* birth-day made a
supper to his lords,
high captains and
chief estates of Ga-
lilee:
22 And when the
the daughter daughter of the said
of Herodias danced Herodias came in, and
before them, and danced, and pleased
pleased Herod. Herod,

jr$* and them that

sat with him, the

king laid unto die

damsel, Ask of me

whatsoever thou wilt,

and I will give it thee.

7 Whereupon he 23 And he sware

promised with an unto her, Whatib

oath to give her what- ever thou shalt ask

soever she would ask. of me, I will give.//

thee, unto the half of

my kingdom.

CHAP. XXXI.

The third year of Christ's Ministry. John the Baptist beheaded jTM
Herod. The Opinion of Herod and his Courtiers concerning Jesus.

A Bout the beginning of the third year after Jesus began to publi/h his Gof-
■**■ pel, Herod the letrarch made a great Fealt for the celebrating his Birth-
day, to which he invited all his Courtiers and chief Officers of his Army, and the
Nobles of Galilee. In the midst of the Banquet, Salome the Daughter of Herodias
by her former Husband Philip, enter'd the Room, and dane'd so gracefully, and fa
much tothe satisfaction of the Company, and especially of Herod himself, that he
commanded her to make whatever Request she had a mind to, afluring her
that me should not be denied, tho it were to the parting with half his
Kingdom to her •, which he also confirm'd by an Oath. Salome^ without making

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Matthew.
CHAP. XIV.

8 And (he being besore instructed os her mother,

said, Give me here John Baptists head in a charger.

. 9 And the king was sorry : nevertheless for the oaths fake, and them which fat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel, and (he

Mark.

Chap. vr.

24 And (he went forth, and laid unto her mother, What (hall I ask? And (he said.Thc head of John the Baptist.

2$ And (he came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger, the head of John the Baptist.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry, yet for his oaths seke, and for their fakes which set with him, he would not reject her.

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

28 And brought his head in a, charger, and gave it to the damsel, and the

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any demand upon the spot, went out of the Banqueting-Room to consult her Mother Herodios, who bore a mortal Enmity to John the Baptist for the reason we have before related. Instructed therefore by her Mother, (he return'd, and requir'd that the Head of John should immediately be deliver'd to her in a Charger. Herod, who little dreamt of such a Request as this, and was very much concem'd at it, yet by reason of the Oath he had taken, lest his Guests should think him guilty of a rash Oath, and that he might not seem to be perjur'd b v them, forthwith commanded one of his Guards to repair to the Prison in which John was confin'd, and fee Execution done upon him. The Officer accordingly performed his Task, and brought the Head into the Room, and presented it to her. She immediately carried it i Ff to

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to her Mother, who feasted her Eyes with the horrid Spectacle, having thus gratified her Revenge by the barbarous Murder of this holy and innocent Person. The Disciples of John hearing of this Disaster, came to Herod, and beg'd the dead Body of their Master, which they buried in a Sepulchre, and afterwards came and acquainted Jesus with it, whom they knew John always look'd upon as the Meffidi.

About this time the Fame of Jesut being spread for and near, came at last to the ears of'Herod ■, and several of his Courtiers suspecting that Jesut was the very person he had not long ago ordered to be beheaded, Herod told them he was also of the lame opinion, and that he verily behevd God had raised him from the Dead, and that it was he who under the name of Jefm was the Author of the many Miracles reportod to have been wrought by him in the Land of iV kflm.

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Luke.

CHAP. IX.

8 And of some,that Elias had appeared: and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

9 And Herod laid,
John have I beheaded:

but who it this of
whom I hear such
things?

and he desired to fee
him.

10 And the apostles
when they were re-
turned, told him all
that they had done.

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JOHM.

Others there were who took him for Elias the Tifibite, whom the Jews expected before the arrival of the Mestah, from a mistaken Prophecy of Malachi. Others thought he was a new Prophet, and some believ'd him to be one of the old ones rais'dfrom the Dead. But Herod, as we said, reflecting upon the matter, was confirm'd in his suspicion that it. was John whom he had commanded to be beheaded, and who wasrestor'd to life; for which reason he greatly desired to fee Jesus, that he might be satisfied of the truth of it: but Jesus would not. suffer himself to be seen by him.

CHAP. XXXII.

the Return of the Apostlts. Five thousand persons miraculously fed with fivex Loaves and two Fishes. Jesus walks us on the Lake of Gennefareth, stills the Wind, and cures several fick People.

CHortly after, the twelve Apostles, whom Jesus had sent abroad topublilli the Gof

*^ pel, returnclto him, and gave an account ot all they had (aid ana done, and also

of the success they met with in this their first preaching of the Gospel. Jesmt

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and when 33 And the people 11 And the people
the people had heard saw them departing, when they knew it,
thereof, they followed and many'knew him, followed him:
him on foot out of and ran afoot thither
the cities. out of all cities,

(£f= and outwent them, and *£a)
came together to him.

t4 And Jesus went 34 And Jesus, when ^ forth, and saw a great he came out, saw multitude, much peopJe,

John.

CHAP VI.

1 A FTER these t\ things Jesus went

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over the sea of Galilee, which » the sea of Tiberias.

2 And a greac multitude followed him,

because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased..

having heard them, commanded them to retire with him apart from all others into a certain Solitude to repose themselves} for in the more frequented places such a concourse of People resorted to him, and so great a number of sick persons were presented to be healed by him, that he had not so much as any time left for his necessary Repasts. Taking boat therefore, they put off to the Eastern fide of the Lake of Gennesareth, and landed in a desert part of the Country about Bethsaida: But many who had seen the miraculous Recovery of an innumerable Company of sick People, would not forsake him, but taking notice of the place he steer'a his Course to, went round the Lake on foot, and repaired unto nim. Jehu being come ashore, perceiv'd the Multitude flock to him ■, and tho be

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