Rejection by the heathen tetrarch
that time bHerod
the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,
he said to his servants, This is aJohn
the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and because of this these bworks
of power 1are
operating through him.
Herod had seized John and bound him and put him
on account of bHerodias
, the wife of Philip his brother.
John had been saying to him, It is anot
lawful for you to have her.
though he desired to kill him, he feared the crowd because they aheld
him as a bprophet
when Herod's abirthday
came, the daughter of Herodias danced in their midst and pleased Herod;
, he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
she, being instigated by her mother, said, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.
the king was grieved, yet because of the oaths and those reclining at table
he commanded it
to be given.
he sent men
John in the prison.
his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it
to her mother.
came and took the corpse and buried it; and they came and reported the matter
when Jesus heard this,
from there in a boat to a deserted place privately. And when the crowds heard of it,
Him on foot from the cities.
The miracle of feeding five thousand
going forth, He saw a great crowd, and He was moved with acompassion
for them and healed their sick.
when evening fell, the disciples came to Him, saying, This place is deserted and the hour is already 1late
. Send the crowds away that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.
Jesus said to them, They do not need to go away. You 1agive
they said to Him, We do not have anything
here except five 1loaves
and two fish.
He said, 1Bring
them here to Me.
after commanding the crowds to 1recline
on the grass, He took the afive
loaves and the two fish, and 2blooking
up to heaven, He cblessed
the loaves and 4gave them
to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds.
they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over of the abroken
those who ate were about five thousand men, apart from women and children.
The miracle of walking on the sea
immediately He 1compelled
the disciples to step into the boat and to go before Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.
after He sent the crowds away, He went up to the mountain privately to 1apray
. And when 2night
fell, He was there alone.
the boat was already 1in
the midst of the sea, being battered by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
in the 1fourth awatch
of the night He came to them, 2bwalking
on the sea.
the disciples, seeing Him walking on the sea, were astartled
, saying, It is a ghost! And they cried out for fear.
immediately Jesus talked to them, saying, Take acourage
is I. Do bnot
Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.
He said, Come. And Peter, coming down from the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
the strong wind, he became frightened; and as he began to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, asave
immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him and said to him, You of alittle
faith, why did you 1bdoubt
when they got up into the boat, the 1wind
those who were in the boat aworshipped
Him, saying, Truly You are the 1bSon
Healing by the fringe of the King's garment
they crossed over and came to land at bGennesaret
when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word
into all that surrounding region and brought to Him all who were ill.
they begged Him that they might only touch the 1afringe
of His garment. And as many as btouched
were completely 2healed