Being despised by men
He went out from there and acame
into His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
when the Sabbath had come, He began to 1teach
in the asynagogue
; and many hearing were bastounded
, saying, Where did
this man get
these things? And what is this wisdom given to this man, and how is it that
such works of power take place through His hands?
not this the 1carpenter
, the son of Mary, and abrother
of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were bstumbled
Jesus said to them, A aprophet
is not without honor except in his own
country and among his own
relatives and in his own
He could 1not
do any work of power there, except to alay
His hands upon a few of the
sick and 2heal them.
because of their unbelief; and He went around the bvillages
in a circuit, teaching.
Sending the disciples
the twelve to Him
and began to send them out two by two and gave them 1bauthority
over the unclean spirits;
He charged them not to atake
anything for the journey except only a staff: 1no
bread, no bag, no money in their belt;
But to have
sandals tied on; and said,
Do not put on two 1tunics
He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, there remain until you 1depart
from that place.
whatever place does not receive you nor hear you, as you go out from there, ashake
off the dust under your feet for a testimony 1against
they went forth and 1aproclaimed
out many demons and aanointed
many of the
sick with oil and healed them.
The martyrdom of the forerunner
King Herod aheard of it,
for His name had become known, and they said, bJohn
the baptizer has been raised from the dead, and because of this these works of power 1are
operating through him.
others said, He is aElijah
; and others said, He is
, like one of the prophets.
Herod, hearing of it,
said, He whom I abeheaded
, John, this one was raised!
Herod himself had sent men
and seized John and bound him in aprison
on account of bHerodias
, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.
John had been saying to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have the wife of your abrother
, Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to kill him and could not,
Herod feared aJohn
, knowing that he was a brighteous
and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed yet cheard
an opportune day came, when Herod on his abirthday
made a bbanquet
for his courtiers and the commanders and the leading men of Galilee.
when the daughter of Herodias herself entered and danced, she pleased Herod and those reclining at table
The king said to the girl, Ask of me whatever you want, and I will give it
he swore to her earnestly, Whatever you ask of me, I will give to you, up to ahalf
of my kingdom.
she went out and said to her mother, What should I ask for? And she said, The head of John the baptizer.
coming in aimmediately
with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.
the king was very grieved, yet because of the oaths and those reclining at table,
he did not want to refuse her.
the king sent a guard and ordered him
to bring his head. And he went out and 1bbeheaded
him in the prison,
brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
when his adisciples
heard about it,
they came and took his corpse and put it in a tomb.
Feeding the five thousand
gathered together to Jesus and breported
to Him all that they did and all
that they taught.
He said to them, Come by yourselves privately to a adeserted
place and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they did 1not
even have opportunity to beat
away in the boat to a deserted place privately.
many saw them going away and arecognized them,
and they ran together there on foot from all the cities and got there
getting out, He saw a great crowd, and He was 1moved
for them because they were like sheep not having a shepherd, and He began to teach them many things.
when the hour had already become late, His disciples came to Him and said, This place is deserted, and the hour is already late;
them away so that they may go into the surrounding fields and villages and buy for themselves something to eat.
He answered and said to them, You agive
to eat. And they said to Him, Shall we go away and buy two hundred 1denarii
worth of bread and give it
to them to eat?
He said to them, aHow
many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they found out, they said, Five, and two fish.
He ordered them to have all recline 1by
companies on the green grass.
they sat down 1in
groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
He took the five loaves and the two fish and, alooking
up to heaven, He bblessed
and broke the loaves and gave them
to the disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among all.
they all ate and were satisfied.
they took up 1twelve
full handbaskets of the broken pieces of bread
and of the fish.
those who had eaten the loaves were five thousand men.
Walking on the sea
His disciples to step into the boat and cgo
before to the other side, toward dBethsaida
, while He sent the crowd away.
after He said farewell to them, He went away to the amountain
when evening fell, the aboat
was in the midst of the sea and He was alone on the land.
seeing them distressed as they rowed, for the wind was contrary to them, He came toward them about the fourth watch of the night, 1walking
on the sea, and He intended to pass by them.
when they saw Him walking on the sea, they thought that it was a ghost, and they cried out,
they all saw Him and were astartled
. But bimmediately
He spoke with them and said to them, Take ccourage
is I. Do not be dafraid
He went up unto them into the boat, and the wind aceased
. And they were greatly bastonished
in themselves beyond measure,
they did not aunderstand
concerning the loaves, but rather their heart was hardened.
over to the land and came to bGennesaret
and moored there.
when they came out of the boat, aimmediately the people brecognized
they ran about that whole region and began to carry around on amats
those who were ill to any place where they heard that He was.
wherever He entered into avillages
or into cities or into the countryside, they laid those who were sick in the bmarketplaces
and begged Him that they might touch if even the 1fringe
of His garment; and as many as ctouched
Him were 2healed