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Mark 8:11-30 (Holman Christian Standard)

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The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

11 The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, demanding of Him a sign from heaven to test Him. 12 But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation!" 13 Then He left them, got on board [the boat] again, and went to the other side. 14 They had forgotten to take bread and had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 Then He commanded them: "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod." 16 They were discussing among themselves that they did not have any bread. 17 Aware of this, He said to them, "Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened? a 18 Do you have eyes, and not see, and do you have ears, and not hear? b And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many baskets full of pieces of bread did you collect?" "Twelve," they told Him. 20 "When I broke the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many large baskets full of pieces of bread did you collect?" "Seven," they said. 21 And He said to them, "Don't you understand yet?"

Healing a Blind Man

22 Then they came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to Him and begged Him to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and brought him out of the village. Spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?" 24 He looked up and said, "I see people-they look to me like trees walking." 25 Again Jesus placed His hands on the man's eyes, and he saw distinctly. He was cured and could see everything clearly. 26 Then He sent him home, saying, "Don't even go into the village." c

Peter's Confession of the Messiah

27 Jesus went out with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the road He asked His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" 28 They answered Him, "John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, one of the prophets." 29 "But you," He asked them again, "who do you say that I am?" Peter answered Him, "You are the Messiah!" 30 And He strictly warned them to tell no one about Him.
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