Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honour in his own country (John 4:44; RSV).
So Herod put John in prison (Luke 3:20; NLT).
The soldier beheaded John in the prison (Mark 6:27; NLT).
Then they led him away to be crucified (Mark 15:20; NLT).
May every government
Throughout the world
Accept its most prophetic citizens,
Instead of trying to silence them –
Or in death.