Now at that time king Herod, the tetrarch, heard the report concerning Jesus, of all the things that were being done; for His name had become well known. And he was thoroughly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead; and by some that Elijah had appeared; and by others that one of the old prophets had risen.
But Herod said, "John I beheaded; but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see Him. And he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist, whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead, and on this account the powers work through him."
After these things, the apostles, having returned, came together to Jesus and reported to Him all things whatsoever they had done and whatsoever they had taught. And Jesus having heard of the death of John, saith to them, "Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a little while." For many were coming and going, and they had no opportunity even to eat. And taking them with Him, He went away in a boat to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias, to a desert place, and retired privately into a city called Bethsaida.