In thosedays, when there was again a largecrowd and they hadnothing to eat, 1Jesus called His disciples and said to them,
2"2I feelcompassion for the apeoplebecause they have remained with Me nowthreedays and havenothing to eat.3"If I send them awayhungry to their homes, they will faint on the way ; and some of them havecome from a greatdistance."4
And His disciplesanswered Him, "Where will anyone be able to find enough bbreadhere in this desolateplace to satisfythesepeople ?"
And He was asking them, "Howmanyloaves do you have ?" And they said, "Seven."
And He directed the cpeople to dsitdown on the ground ; and taking the sevenloaves, He gavethanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to eserve to them, and they served them to the fpeople.
They alsohad a fewsmallfish ; and 3after He had blessed them, He orderedthese to be gserved as well.
And they ate and were satisfied ; and they picked up sevenlarge4basketsfull of what was leftover of the brokenpieces.
9Aboutfourthousand were there; and He sent them away.
And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of 5Dalmanutha.
116The Phariseescame out and began to argue with Him, 7seeking from Him a hsign from heaven, ito test Him.
128Sighingdeeplyjin His spirit, He said, "Why does thisgenerationseek for a ksign ? Truly I say to you, l9nomsign will be given to thisgeneration."13Leaving them, He againembarked and wentaway to the otherside.
And they had forgotten to takebread, and did not havemorethanoneloaf in the boat with them.
And He was givingorders to them, saying, "10Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of 11Herod."16
They began to discuss with oneanother the fact that they hadnobread.
And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you havenobread ? 12Do you not yetseeorunderstand ? Do you have a nhardenedheart ?18"13HAVINGEYES, DO YOU NOT SEE ? AND HAVINGEARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR ? And do you not remember,19when I broke14the fiveloaves for the fivethousand, howmany15basketsfull of brokenpieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."
20"When I broke 16the seven for the fourthousand, howmanylarge17basketsfull of brokenpieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."
And He was saying to them, "18Do you not yetunderstand ?"22
And they came to 19Bethsaida. And they brought a blindman to Jesus and implored Him to 20touch him.
23Taking the blindman by the hand, He 21brought him out of the village ; and after 22spitting on his eyes and 23laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you seeanything ?"24
And he olooked up and said, "I seemen, for pI see them liketrees, walkingaround."
25Thenagain He laid His hands on his eyes ; and he lookedintently and was restored, and began to seeeverythingclearly.
And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not evenenter24the village."
2725Jesuswent out, along with His disciples, to the villages of 26CaesareaPhilippi ; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, "Who do peoplesay that I am ?"2827They told Him, saying, "John the Baptist ; and others say Elijah ; but others, one of the prophets."
And He continued by questioning them, "But who do you say that I am ?"28Peteranswered and said to Him, "You are qthe Christ."
And 29He rwarned them to tellnooneabout Him.
3130And He began to teach them that 31the Son of Manmustsuffermanythings and be rejected by the elders and the chiefpriests and the scribes, and be killed, and afterthreedaysriseagain.
And He was stating the matter32plainly. And Petertook Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
But turningaround and seeing His disciples, He rebukedPeter and said, "Getbehind Me, 33Satan ; for you are not setting your mind on sGod's interests, but man's."34
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "Ifanyonewishes to comeafter Me, he must denyhimself, and 34take up his cross and follow Me.35"For 35whoeverwishes to save his tlife will lose it, but whoeverloses his ulife for My sake and the gospel's will save it.36"For what does it profit a man to gain the wholeworld, and forfeit his soul ?37"For what will a mangive in exchange for his soul ?38"For 36whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in thisadulterous and sinfulgeneration, 37the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He 38comes in the glory of His Father with the holyangels."