And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
And when his disciples heard of it,.... That is, when the disciples of John heard of this barbarous execution of their master,
they came; to the prison in the castle of Machaerus,
and took up his corpse; the trunk of his body; for his head was carried away, to glut the revenge of Herodias;
and laid it in a tomb; See Gill on "Matthew 14:12".