And he went
out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow
And when the
sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him
were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what
wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought
by his hands?
this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of
Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended
But Jesus, said
unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among
his own kin, and in his own house.
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands
upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went
round about the villages, teaching.
And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth
by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
And commanded them that they should take
nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in
shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter
into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
And whosoever shall not receive you,
nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a
testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for
Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
And they went out, and preached that
men should repent.
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and
Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John
the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth
themselves in him.
Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one
of the prophets.
when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen
from the dead.
Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison
for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
For John had said unto Herod,
It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
Therefore Herodias had a quarrel
against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
For Herod feared John, knowing that he
was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did
many things, and heard him gladly.
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday
made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
And when the daughter of
the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with
him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will
give it thee.
sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the
half of my kingdom.
And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said,
The head of John the Baptist.
And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked,
saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the
And the king
was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat
with him, he would not reject her.
And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his
head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
And brought his head in a charger,
and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
And when his disciples heard of
it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
And the apostles gathered themselves
together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what
they had taught.
he said 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
departed into a desert place by ship privately.
And the people saw them departing, and many knew
him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came
together unto him.
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion
toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to
teach them many things.
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said,
This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
Send them away, that they may go into
the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for
they have nothing to eat.
He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him,
Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
He saith unto them, How
many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two
commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
And they sat down in ranks, by
hundreds, and by fifties.
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to
heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to
set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
And they did all eat, and were
And they took
up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
And they that did eat of the loaves
were about five thousand men.
And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and
to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the
And when he
had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
And when even was come, the ship was
in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind
was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto
them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
But when they saw him walking upon the
sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
For they all saw him, and were
troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good
cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they
were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
For they considered not the miracle of
the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
And when they had passed over, they came into the land
of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
And when they were come out of the ship, straightway
they knew him,
ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds
those that were sick, where they heard he was.
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or
cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, 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.