53When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
54He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power?55Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?56And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?”57And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.”58And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.Chapter 14The Death of John the Baptist
1At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus;2and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work in him.”3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,4because John had been telling him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”5Though Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet.6But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and she pleased Herod7so much that he promised on oath to grant her whatever she might ask.8Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”9The king was grieved, yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he commanded it to be given;10he sent and had John beheaded in the prison.11The head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, who brought it to her mother.12His disciples came and took the body and buried it; then they went and told Jesus.