6 1And he went out from thence; and he cometh into his own country;
and his disciples follow him.
2And when the sabbath was come, he began to
teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence
hath this man these things? and, What is the wisdom that is given unto this
man, and what mean such mighty works wrought by his hands?
not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and
Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were
offended in him.
4And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without
honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a
few sick folk, and healed them.
6And he marvelled because of their
unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching.
7And he calleth
unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and he gave
them authority over the unclean spirits;
8and he charged them that they
should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no bread,
no wallet, now money in their purse;
9but to go shod with
sandals: and, said he, put not on two coats.
10And he said unto
them, Wheresoever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye depart thence.
11And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as
ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a
testimony unto them.
12And they went out, and preached that men
13And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil
many that were sick, and healed them.
14And king Herod heard
thereof; for his name had become known: and he said, John the
Baptizer is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work in him.
15But others said, It is Elijah. And others said, It is a
prophet, even as one of the prophets.
16But Herod, when he heard
thereof, said, John, whom I beheaded, he is risen.
himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for
the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he had married her.
18For John said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy
19And Herodias set herself against him, and desired to
kill him; and she could not;
20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was
a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was
much perplexed; and he heard him gladly.
21And when a convenient day was
come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, and the high
captains, and the chief men of Galilee;
22and when the daughter of
Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and them that sat at
meat with him; and the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou
wilt, and I will give it thee.
23And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou
shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
she went out, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The
head of John the Baptizer.
25And she came in straightway with haste unto
the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou forthwith give me on a platter
the head of John the Baptist.
26And the king was exceeding sorry; but for
the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat, he would not reject her.
27And straightway the king sent forth a soldier of his guard, and
commanded to bring his head: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
28and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and the
damsel gave it to her mother.
29And when his disciples heard
thereof, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
30And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and they told
him all things, whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught.
31And he saith unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place,
and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they had no
leisure so much as to eat.
32And they went away in the boat to a desert
33And the people saw them going, and many knew
them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and
34And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and he had
compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he
began to teach them many things.
35And when the day was now far spent,
his disciples came unto him, and said, The place is desert, and the day is
now far spent;
36send them away, that they may go into the country and
villages round about, and buy themselves somewhat to eat.
answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him,
Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings' worth of bread, and give them to
38And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and
see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he
blessed, and brake the loaves; and he gave to the disciples to set before
them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
42And they all ate,
and were filled.
43And they took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and
also of the fishes.
44And they that ate the loaves were five thousand
45And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the
boat, and to go before him unto the other side to Bethsaida, while he
himself sendeth the multitude away.
46And after he had taken leave of
them, he departed into the mountain to pray.
47And when even was come,
the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them, about
the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he
would have passed by them:
49but they, when they saw him walking on the
sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;
50for they all saw him,
and were troubled. But he straightway spake with them, and saith unto them,
Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
51And he went up unto them into
the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves;
52for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was
53And when they had crossed over, they came to the land unto
Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.
54And when they were come out of the
boat, straightway the people knew him,
55and ran round about that
whole region, and began to carry about on their beds those that were sick,
where they heard he was.
56And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or
into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and
besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment:
and as many as touched him were made whole.