Matthew 14:3-12 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition.)
3For Herod had apprehended John and bound him, and put him into prison, because of Herodias, his brother's wife.
4For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.
6But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod.
7Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever she would ask of him.
8But she being instructed before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist.
9And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given.
10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11And his head was brought in a dish: and it was given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother.
12And his disciples came and took the body, and buried it, and came and told Jesus.