Matthew 14: 3-5, “For Herod had laid hold on John (the Baptist), and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Phillip’s wife. For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have him put to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him (John the Baptist) as a prophet.”
As we can see from the scripture above, adultery (the act of marrying a divorced woman) has consequences. Herod wanted his own brother’s wife. Herodias wanted her husband’s brother. John the Baptist took a stand against the adultery and as a result, Herod had him put into prison with the intent to have him killed.
Matthew 14:8-9, “And she, being before instructed of her mother (Herodias), said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.”
In the scripture above, we have two women, an adulteress and her daughter, working together to eliminate the man that spoke out against the adultery. Where there is divorce and remarriage, the adulteress and her daughter, will work against a man’s former wife and children, but most especially his son from his first marriage.
Matthew 10:36, “A man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
Matthew 13:38, “The field is the world, thy good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.”