6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias
danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 Prompted by her mother, she said,
“Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”
9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests,
he ordered that her request be granted
10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl,
who carried it to her mother.