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12约翰的门徒前来,领了尸体,把它埋葬,然后去告诉耶稣。
12And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
12 Verse 12. His disciples came, and took up the BODY] The HEAD

was in the possession of Herodias, who, 'tis probable, took a

diabolic pleasure in viewing that speechless mouth which had often

been the cause of planting thorns in her criminal bed; and in

offering indignities to that tongue from which she could no longer

dread a reproof. Her character justifies every bad conjecture

that can well be formed on this head: and St. Jerome positively

says that, when she got it, she drew out the tongue, and thrust it

through with her bodkin. On the whole we may observe:-



That the diversions of the world, feasting and dancing, are but

too commonly the occasions of sin. After so fatal an example as

this, can we doubt whether balls are not snares for souls;

destructive of chastity, modesty, and sometimes even of humanity

itself; and a pernicious invention to excite the most criminal

passions! How many on such occasions have sacrificed their

chastity, and then, to hide their shame, have stifled the feelings

of the human being and the parent, and, by direct or indirect

means, have put a period to the innocent offspring of their

connections! Unhappy mother, who exposes her daughter to the same

shipwreck herself has suffered, and makes her own child the

instrument of her lust and revenge! Behold here, ye professedly

religious parents, the fruits of what was doubtless called in

those times, elegant breeding and accomplished dancing! Fix your

eyes on that vicious mother, that prostituted daughter, and

especially on that murdered ambassador of God, and then send your

children to genteel boarding-schools, to learn the accomplishment

of DANCING! where the fear of God makes no part of the education.