“And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison, and his head was given to the damsel - How mysterious is the providence, which left the life of so holy a man in such infamous hands! which permitted it to be sacrificed to the malice of an abandoned harlot, the petulancy of a vain girl, and the rashness of a foolish, perhaps drunken prince, who made a prophet's head the reward of a dance! But we are sure the Almighty will repay his servants in another world for what ever they suffer in this.
14:13 Jesus withdrew into a desert place - To avoid Herod: Because of the multitude pressing upon him, #Mark 6:32: and| To talk with his disciples, newly returned from their progress, #Luke 9:10:| apart - From all but his disciples. #John 6:1|.
Mt 14:12 His disciples. John's.