11And He called the twelvetogether, and gave them power and authorityoverall the demons and to healdiseases.
And He sent them out to 2proclaim the kingdom of God and to performhealing.
And He said to them, "3Takenothing for your journey, 4neither a staff, nor a abag, norbread, normoney; and do not even havebtwotunicsapiece.4"Whateverhouse you enter, staytherecuntil you leave that city.5"And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, 5shake the dustoff your feet as a testimonyagainst them."6Departing, they began goingdthroughout the villages, 6preaching the gospel and healingeverywhere.
77Now8Herod the tetrarchheard of all that was happening; and he was greatlyperplexed, because it was said by some that 9John had risen from the dead,
and by some that 10Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risenagain.
9Herodsaid, "I myself had Johnbeheaded; but who is thismanaboutwhom I hearsuchthings?" And 11he kept trying to see Him.
1012When the apostlesreturned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. 13Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a citycalled14Bethsaida.
But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curingthose who hadneed of healing.
Now the dayewas ending, and the twelvecame and said to Him, "Send the crowdaway, that they may go into the surroundingvillages and countryside and findlodging and getfsomething to eat; for here we are in a desolateplace."
But He said to them, "You give them something to eat!" And they said, "We have nomorethanfiveloaves and twofish, unlessperhaps we go and buyfood for allthesepeople."
(For there were aboutfivethousandmen.) And He said to His disciples, "Have them gsitdown to eat 15in groups of aboutfiftyeach."15
They didso, and had them allhsitdown.
16Then He took the fiveloaves and the twofish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to setbefore the ipeople.
And they allate and were satisfied; and jthe brokenpieces which they had leftover were picked up, twelve16baskets full.