Here is the story of the Beheading of John the Baptist by Mogh ruith.
The Beheading of John the Baptist by Mogh Ruith
1. All the children of Israel that spread throughout the world with yellow crests,
it is not difficult, it is an easy task to list or relate them.
3. A king known as Herod the Fierce ruled the eastern world;
John, although the virtuous man had been a bishop, was killed by him, it is a bitter story.
4. The reason for the assassination of the noble John, by the household of Herod shamelessly,
- the act was dreadful, - was related to the wife of Philippe Labarchenn.
5. Philippe Labarchenn without sorrow was a righteous judge of righteous judgments.
He rendered famous judgments to the inhabitants of the world with the red faces.
6. Thereupon, Philippe died at the fort of the famous Arguas,
and there in his house his wife was without a companion to sleep with her.
7. Herodias was the name of the woman, the wife of Philip, without malice;
the names of his daughters - it is not forbidden [to mention them]: Salius and Neiptis.
8. Neiptis used to make - famous music! - soft whistles with his lips,
and Salius was in fact doing nimble movements and leaps.
9. To all the inhabitants of the ruddy world their skills seemed wonderful;
that is why they won beautiful treasures from the nobility of the world.
10. Thereupon Herodias came that night to the land of the young man,
until it reaches Esculop.
11. Philip, the brother of Herod the Magnificent, of the perfect Esculop,
She had a great love for him, for the wife of the other Philippe.
12. So Philip asked Herodias that night if she would go to sleep with him.
over there in his house, for the bride price or a gift.
13. The woman with the beautiful white arms says to the proud and perfect Philippe
that she wouldn't be long in sleeping with him if Herod approved.
14. They went together to Herod's house by all roads,
so that Herod then sealed his bride price and gift.
15. Then Philip sat down on the seat of the noble king:
it was a geis for the handsome king that whoever sits in his seat.
16. Then Herod asked his brother Philip:
"Why did you break my right, was it unfair of you, Philippe ?. "
17. Herod seizes a convenient dog whip in his great royal hand,
and he struck Philip in the house for the crime of a disloyal act.
18. Then Herodias said to Philip, at this same hour, that she would not live with him,
although it was a harsh treatment, after he was hit by the dog whip.
19. Then Philip went out weeping, full of pain,
after being rejected by the eastern woman, after being hit by her brother.
20. Philip went to the house of John, the noble and righteous, he said to John,
- the subject was important, - that his brother had outraged him.
21. Close were their true bonds - Philip, Herod and John;
the story goes that two sisters were their mothers.
22. Sarah daughter of pure Gomer was the mother of beautiful and noble John;
Cassimandra, a wise girl, the mother of Herod and Philip.
23. It is no secret that she is the mother of John, every sage relates in history,
Here are their names, I will not hide it, Sarah and Elizabeth.
24. Elisabeth and Zechariah were the mother and father of John the Baptist,
it was they who quickly raised - John, Philip and Herod.
25. We know that Philip said to John the Baptist, because of their relationship:
“Arise and assure the complete ruin of the woman, as well as of the wonderful Herod. "
26. Thereupon John went to the house of the wonderful Herod;
sternly, he then told her not to sleep with Herodias.
27. The famous Herod said to his mother's sister's son:
“If the woman slept with Philippe, it wouldn't be me who would separate them. "
28. Thereupon, Herodias said to Philip uniquely that if she did not find a husband until the Last Judgment,
she would not go with Philippe for a single hour.
29. Then Herodias cast a false love spell on his face,
whereby grave harm was brought in forcing his love on Herod.
30. Then Herod said to the young women in the house:
“Take turns practicing your arts so that my household can see them. "
31. The women then told Herod that they would not show their flawless skill.
until they know their reward.
32. Herod spoke up, and it was a pretentious speech, saying that what he would give them,
it would therefore [he said], the larger half of his kingdom.
33. Herod then had to commit himself, and he gave his word: he promised,
however great the loss, that he would grant them [their request] without delay.
34. Then Neiptis made sweet music with his lips,
Salia leaps over all the ***, a couple ***
35. Then it was asked - a wicked and unjust request -
let them have Jean's head on a platter immediately, for he had insulted them.
36. Herod declared in his house that he would not grant them the request,
and that he would not stain the head of pure John with red for all the gold in the world.
37. His household said to him, to Herod, in spite of the danger:
"Do not break your promise, O king, lest your law be ruined"
38. So, truly, Herod wept true and grieving tears of blood,
and then he granted them John, to be placed in a cruel prison.
39. A salary was given to Mog Ruith who asked for it to behead John;
this was then the salary of Mog Ruith, [his] choice among the maidens.
40. Then Mog Ruith the splendid went to kill John, even if it was shameful.
So he brought the head of John to Herod from prison on a white silver dish.
41. Because of this story - a famous decision - the day of John [will come] on the Gaels,
so that there will be of the race of the noble Gaels only one third which will not perish.
42. The only third that will be left on this day of the number of Gaels and foreigners,
oh Son of Mary, it is a sad thing that they must all be visited by the black plague.
43. Flann Fina son of the noble Ossa son of Orath (?) of the harsh Greece,
it was he who forged this story of the East for the descendants of Adam and his children.