Herod, the tetriarch, heard the
2 and said to his servants/boys: This is John, the Baptist. He was raised up from the dead [ones], and due to this the powerful-works are operating in him.
3 For Herod having arrested John bound him and put him away in prison due to Herodias, the wife of Philip, his brother.
4 For John had been saying to him: It is not lawful for you to be having her.
5 However, although willing to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him as [wj] a prophet [they held him to be a prophet, not to be like a prophet. This is not comparative. It is literal].
6 But when the birthday-festivities of Herod occurred, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst [of them] and pleased Herod.
7 From which he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 But she, having been coached under her mother, said: Give me here upon a plate, the head of John, the Baptist.
9 And having been grieved, the king, due to the oaths and the [ones] reclining with [him] commanded [it] to be given;
10 and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought on a plate and given to the maiden, [korasin] and she brought [it] to her mother.
12 And his disciples came up and removed the corpse and buried him and came and reported back to Jesus (Matthew 14 NWT).
King, Herod, heard [about
his name became
manifest, and they were saying that John,
the [one] baptizing has been raised
out of [the] dead [ones], and due to this the powerful-works are operating in him.
15 But others were saying that it is Elijah. Still others were saying that [it is] a prophet like [wj] one of the prophets [partitive genitive].
16 But Herod, having heard said: John, whom I beheaded, this [one] has been raised up.
17 For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John and bound him in prison due to Herodias, the wife of Philip [horse-loving], his brother, because he had married her.
18 For John was saying to Herod that it is not lawful for you to be having the wife of your brother.
19 So Herodias was having within/obsessed [with - dative] him and was wanting to kill him, but could not.
20 For Herod was fearing John, knowing him to be a male [andrej] righteous and holy; and he was keeping-safe him. And after hearing many [things] of him he was at-a-loss, yet he continued to hear him gladly.
21 Now [at the time - epi] of a convenient day arriving, when Herod spread an evening-meal for his birthday-festivities for his top-ranking-men and for the chiliarchs and for the foremost [ones] of Galilee.
22 And [at the time - epi] of his daughter of Herodias having entered and having danced, she pleased Herod and the [ones] reclining with him. So the king said to the maiden [korasin]: Ask me for whatever you want, and I will give it to you.
23 Yes, he swore to her: Whatever you ask me for, I will give it to you, up to half [hmisouj] of my kingdom [partitive genitive].
24 And she went out and said to her mother: What should I ask for? She said: The head of John, the [one] baptizing.
25 And immediately having entered she requested to the king with haste, saying: I want you to give me right away on a plate, the head of John, the Baptist.
26 Although the king became deeply grieved, due to the oaths the [ones] reclining he did not want to disregard her.
27 So the king dispatched a body-guardsman and commanded him to bring his head immediately. And he went off and beheaded him in the prison [the Greek reads: having sent off the guard he commanded him - not easy to do!]
28 and brought his head on a plate, and he gave it to the maiden, and the maiden gave it to her mother.
29 And having heard, his disciples came and took up his corpse and laid it in a memorial-tomb [mnhmeiw]
Herod = the king is the Governing Body of the Watchtower after it fell as a
true church, from 2005Iyyar14 onwards.
Herodias is Watchtower 2NCs
Herodias' daughter is 4EC 2NCs in Laodicea
Philip is Gordon as the mediator of the 2NC
John is Gordon as Elijah4.
Herod marrying Herodias, is the Evil Slave appointing itself head over the Watchtower 2NCs.
The prison is being disfellowshipped from the Watchtower
The head of John on a plate, is the headship of the LWs, the law of the 4EC as written on our website. LW food.
John being beheaded is his being denied headship over the 2NCs in the Watchtower or the 4ECs in Laodicea
The wife of his brother is both the 4EC wife (Laodicea) and the 2NC wife
The dance of Herodias' daughter is her grasp of LW understandings
Up to half of the kingdom of the King is the earthly half of the Kingdom of God (run by 2NCs) under he 3rd Holy Spirit.
The maiden is the Laodicean 1NC reserves
The maiden's mother is Laodicea (she needs the law of the 4EC).
Chilliarchs (chiefs of 1,000). These are the rulers in the 1,000 year kingdom of God (the saints)
Evening meal is the first Laodicean Passover of the 2nd part of the 2nd presence, which is the late Passover on 2006Iyyar14, which is the birthday of the Watchtower becoming a false church (Herod's birthday).
Body Guardsman was Roger Knight whole stole the LW baptism.
John's Corpse, is Laodicea after it became a false church on 2018Ab10.
The memorial tomb means that Laodicea will be re-appointed as a true church.