1 And he went out thence; and cometh into his own :country; and his :disciples follow him. 2 And when sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue: and the many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence hath this man these things? and what the wisdom :given this man, and what mean :such mighty works wrought by his :hands? 3 Is 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 stumbled in him. 4 And :Jesus said to them [that] A prophet is not without honor, save in his own :country, and among his own :kin, and in his own :house. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his :hands upon a few sick, and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their :unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching.

7 And he calleth to him the twelve and began to send them forth two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean :spirits; 8 and charged them that they take nothing for the journey, save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, no brass in[to] the :girdle; 9 but shod with sandals: and, not to put on two coats. 10 And he said to them, Wherever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye depart thence. 11 And whatever place receive you not, and they hear you not, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a witness to them. 12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many sick, and cured them.

14 And :king Herod heard it; for his :name had become known: and they were saying that John the Baptizer is risen from the dead, and therefore the powers are working in him. 15 But others said that it is Elijah. And others said that it is a prophet, as one of the prophets. 16 But :Herod, when HE heard it, said, John, whom I beheaded, he is risen. 17 For :Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon :John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, the wife of his :brother Philip, because he had married her. 18 For :John was saying to :Herod [that] It is not lawful for thee to have the wife of thy :brother. 19 And :Herodias set herself against him, and wished to kill him; and could not; 20 for :Herod was afraid of :John, knowing him as a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was much perplexed; and heard him gladly. 21 And when a convenient day was come, when Herod on his :birthday made a supper to his :lords, and the colonels, and the chief men of :Galilee; 22 and when his :daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased :Herod and his guests. And the king said to the damsel, Ask me whatever thou wilt, and I will give thee. 23 And he sware to her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask me, I will give thee, unto half of my :kingdom. 24 And she went out, and said to her :mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptizer. 25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and requested saying, I will that thou forthwith give me on a platter the head of John the Baptist. 26 And though the king was very sorry for the sake of his :oaths and of the guests, he would not refuse her. 27 And straightway the king sent forth one of his guard, and commanded to bring his :head: and he went away and beheaded him in the prison, 28 and brought his :head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and the damsel gave it to her :mother. 29 And when his :disciples heard it, they came and took up his :corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

30 And the apostles gather together unto :Jesus; and reported to him all things, whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught. 31 And he saith to them, Come YE yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a little. For many were :coming and :going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desert place apart. 33 And they saw them going, and many knew them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them. 34 And he came forth and saw a great crowd, and had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35 And when the day was now far spent, his :disciples came to him, and said [that] The place is desert, and the day is now far spent; 36 send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round about, and buy themselves aught to eat. 37 But he answered and said to them, Give YE them to eat. And they say to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings’ worth of loaves, and give them to eat? 38 And he saith to them, How many loaves have ye? go, see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39 And he commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41 And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looked up to :heaven and blessed, and brake the loaves; and gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among all. 42 And all ate, and were filled. 43 And they took up broken pieces, twelve †basketfuls, also of the fishes. 44 And they that ate the loaves were five thousand men. 45 And straightway he constrained his :disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side unto Bethsaida, while he himself sendeth the crowd away. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening was come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. 48 And seeing them distressed in :rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them: 49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; 50 for all saw him, and were troubled. But he straightway spake with them, and saith to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves; 52 for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their :heart was hardened. 53 And when they had crossed over to the land they came unto Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. 54 And when they came out of the boat, straightway the people knew him, 55 and ran about that whole :region, and began to carry about on their beds the ailing, wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the markets, and besought him that they might touch if but the border of his :garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.