Mark 8 NIV

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand

8:1-9pp -- Mt 15:32-39 8:1-9Ref -- Mk 6:32-44 8:11-21pp -- Mt 16:1-12

1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,

References for Mark 8:1

      2 "I have compassion for these people;1 they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.

      References for Mark 8:2

      3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."
      4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"
      5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.
      6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so.
      7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.2

      References for Mark 8:7

      8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.3

      References for Mark 8:8

        • 3 8:8 - ver 20
          9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away,
          10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
          11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.4

          References for Mark 8:11

          12 He sighed deeply5 and said, "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it."

          References for Mark 8:12

          13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.

          The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

          14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.

          References for Mark 8:14

              15 "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast6 of the Pharisees7 and that of Herod."8

              References for Mark 8:15

              16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
              17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?9

              References for Mark 8:17

              18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember?
              19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" "Twelve,"10 they replied.

              References for Mark 8:19

              20 "And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven."11

              References for Mark 8:20

              21 He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"12

              References for Mark 8:21

              The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida

              22 They came to Bethsaida,13 and some people brought a blind man14 and begged Jesus to touch him.

              References for Mark 8:22

              23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit15 on the man's eyes and put his hands on16 him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"

              References for Mark 8:23

              24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
              25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
              26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village.a "

              References for Mark 8:26

                • a 8:26 - Some manuscripts "Don't go and tell anyone in the village"

                  Peter's Confession of Christ

                  8:27-29pp -- Mt 16:13-16; Lk 9:18-20

                  27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"

                  References for Mark 8:27

                      28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist;17 others say Elijah;18 and still others, one of the prophets."

                      References for Mark 8:28

                      29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ.b "19

                      References for Mark 8:29

                        • b 8:29 - Or "Messiah." "The Christ" (Greek) and "the Messiah" (Hebrew) both mean "the Anointed One."
                          30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.20

                          References for Mark 8:30

                          Jesus Predicts His Death

                          8:31 -- 9:1pp -- Mt 16:21-28; Lk 9:22-27

                          31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man21 must suffer many things22 and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law,23 and that he must be killed24 and after three days25 rise again.26

                          References for Mark 8:31

                          32 He spoke plainly27 about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

                          References for Mark 8:32

                          33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!"28 he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."

                          References for Mark 8:33

                          34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.29

                          References for Mark 8:34

                          35 For whoever wants to save his lifec will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.30

                          References for Mark 8:35

                            • c 8:35 - The Greek word means either "life" or "soul "; also in verse 36.
                              36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
                              37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
                              38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man31 will be ashamed of him32 when he comes33 in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

                              References for Mark 8:38