Luke 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
Herod was governor of that region of the Roman empire. He heard of the works of Jesus and was perplexed, he was unable to understand what was happening. Some were saying that this was John the Baptist, risen from the grave.
Luke 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
Some were saying that Jesus was Elijah the prophet and others; a prophet of old was risen again. Interesting how many people were quick to say that Jesus was someone else, risen from the dead, and yet so few would believe him when he told them that he would go to the cross, die, and be risen again on the third day. People are willing to believe any story but the truth of who Jesus is and what he came to do. Perhaps because satan controls the people and Jesus came to destroy the power of satan and set them free. Satan does not want you or them to know this. He controls by lies.
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Luke 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
Mat 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
Mat 14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
Mat 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Mat 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
Mat 14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
Mat 14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
Now Herod was curious to meet this one they call Jesus. Perhaps he would do a miracle for him to see? The miracle of God is that he has come to be the sacrifice so that whosoever will believe in him may receive everlasting life. The miracle of a new birth into God's kingdom. With sins forgiven we are made the righteousness of Christ. That is the miracle that all must see and believe.