However, all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, all the women standing by-- a great assembly-- and all the people who were living in the land of Egypt at Pathros answered Jeremiah,
The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven,and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate [it]; she also gave [some] to her husband, [who was] with her, and he ate [it].
Then He asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I had commanded you not to eat from?"
Then the man replied, "The woman You gave to be with me-- she gave me [some fruit] from the tree, and I ate."
He said to the woman: I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will dominate you.
And He said to Adam, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'Do not eat from it': The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life.
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
because they will turn your sons away from Me to worship other gods. Then the LORD's anger will burn against you, and He will swiftly destroy you.
Still, there was no one like Ahab, who devoted himself to do what was evil in the LORD's sight, because his wife Jezebel incited him.
He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for Ahab's daughter was his wife. He did what was evil in the LORD's sight,
Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
So Herodias held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But she could not,
because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.
Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee.
When Herodias' own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me whatever you want, and I'll give it to you."
So he swore oaths to her: "Whatever you ask me I will give you, up to half my kingdom."
Then she went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" "John the Baptist's head!" she said.
Immediately she hurried to the king and said, "I want you to give me John the Baptist's head on a platter-- right now!"
Though the king was deeply distressed, because of his oaths and the guests he did not want to refuse her.
The king immediately sent for an executioner and commanded him to bring John's head. So he went and beheaded him in prison,