The death of John the Baptist
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What Has Come Before:
YOU remember that just before Jesus went from Jerusalem to Galilee, John the
Baptist was put in prison by the king, Herod Antipas. Jesus stayed in Galilee
for a year, and nearly all that time John the Baptist was alone in his prison
near the Dead Sea. His followers, who were now very few, came to see him, and
told him of the works that Jesus was doing. These were wonderful, but they were
not what John had expected Jesus to do; and in his prison, with no one to
explain what Jesus was saying and doing, John began to doubt a little whether
Jesus were the Savior who had been promised so long. Then, too, John's followers
were inclined to feel jealous, because their master was now left alone, and all
the people were seeking Jesus. John sent two of his followers to Jesus, to ask
him this question, "Are you really the Savior who is to come, or are we to look
for some other as the promised Christ?"
When these men came with this message from John the Baptist they found Jesus in
the midst of a great company of suffering people. They saw him making the sick
well by his touch, giving sight to the blind, and casting out the evil spirits;
and they listened to the words of Jesus as he taught the people...
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Jesus answered and said to them, “Go
and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the
lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and
the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not
offended because of Me.”
Matthew 11:2-19, 14:1-12 ; Mark 6:14-29
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When his work for the time was done, Jesus turned to the men who had
come from John, and said to them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and
heard, how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf
hear, the dead are raised to life, and the poor have good news preached to them.
And blessed is that man who believes in me without doubting."
Lovis Corinth, 1899
After these men had gone to bear the words of Jesus to John, Jesus spoke to the
people about John the Baptist. He said, "What was it that you went out into the
wilderness to see? Was it a reed shaken by the wind? Was it a man dressed in
rich robes? Those who are clad in splendid garments, and sit at feasts, are in
the houses of kings. Who was the man whom you went out to see? Was he a prophet
of God ? I tell you that he was a prophet, and more than a prophet; for he was
the one who came to make men ready for the coming of the king. And I say to you,
that among those who are born on the earth, there has never arisen a greater man
than John the Baptist. Yet he who is the least in the kingdom of God is greater
than John; for he can see with his own eyes, what John can only hear of from
others, the works of the gospel."
All the common people who heard this were glad, for they believed that John was
a prophet, and they had been baptized by him. But the Pharisees and the rulers
were not pleased, because they had refused to listen to John the Baptist or to
be baptized by him.
Not long after this the end came to the noble life of John the Baptist. A great
feast was held on King Herod's birthday, and all the princes and nobles of his
kingdom were in the palace, eating and drinking together. While they were making
merry, the young daughter of the woman Herodias, who lived with Herod as his
wife, came into the dinner room and danced before the guests. Herod was so
greatly pleased with her dancing that he said to her, "Ask whatever you please,
and I will give it to you."
He swore a solemn oath that he would give her whatever she might ask, even to
the half of his kingdom. The girl went to her mother, and said to her, "Tell me,
what shall I ask?"
Her mother told her what to ask, and she came back with haste to the king, and
said, "I will ask that you give me here upon a plate the head of John the
The king was very sorry that he had made the promise, but he was ashamed to
break his word in the presence of his princes. He sent a man to the prison, with
orders that the head of John the Baptist should be cut off and brought. It was
done; and the young girl took it upon a plate, and gave it to her mother
So, as Herod's father, thirty years before, had caused all the little children
of Bethlehem to be killed, this King Herod, the son, caused John the Baptist,
one of the best of men and a great prophet, to be put to death.
The followers of John the Baptist went to the prison, and took away his body and
buried it; and then they went and told Jesus of all that had been done. After
this they were among the followers of Jesus.
Herod the king heard of what Jesus was doing, the sick healed, the blind made to
see, and the dead raised to life. Everybody by this time was talking of Jesus
and wondering who he was. Some said, "This is the prophet Elijah come again to
earth." Others said, " If he is not Elijah, he is surely one of the prophets of
the old time who has come to life."
But Herod said, "I know who this is. It is John the Baptist, whom I killed! He
has come back to life, and by him all these great works are wrought!" And Herod
was in great alarm, for he was afraid of the man whom he had slain.
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