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1 Jesus left that part of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, his hometown. 1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.
2 The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They asked, "Where did he get all his wisdom and the power to perform such miracles? 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. "Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles!
3 He's just the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us." They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. 3 Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
4 Then Jesus told them, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family." 4 Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
5 And because of their unbelief, he couldn't do any mighty miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then Jesus went out from village to village, teaching. 6 And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.
7 And he called his twelve disciples together and sent them out two by two, with authority to cast out evil spirits. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
8 He told them to take nothing with them except a walking stick -- no food, no traveler's bag, no money. 8 These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff--no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.
9 He told them to wear sandals but not to take even an extra coat. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.
10 "When you enter each village, be a guest in only one home," he said. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.
11 "And if a village won't welcome you or listen to you, shake off its dust from your feet as you leave. It is a sign that you have abandoned that village to its fate." 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."
12 So the disciples went out, telling all they met to turn from their sins. 12 They went out and preached that people should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
14 Herod Antipas, the king, soon heard about Jesus, because people everywhere were talking about him. Some were saying, "This must be John the Baptist come back to life again. That is why he can do such miracles." 14 King Herod heard about this, for Jesus' name had become well known. Some were saying, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
15 Others thought Jesus was the ancient prophet Elijah. Still others thought he was a prophet like the other great prophets of the past. 15 Others said, "He is Elijah." And still others claimed, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago."
16 When Herod heard about Jesus, he said, "John, the man I beheaded, has come back from the dead." 16 But when Herod heard this, he said, "John, the man I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!"
17 For Herod had sent soldiers to arrest and imprison John as a favor to Herodias. She had been his brother Philip's wife, but Herod had married her. 17 For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married.
18 John kept telling Herod, "It is illegal for you to marry your brother's wife." 18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
19 Herodias was enraged and wanted John killed in revenge, but without Herod's approval she was powerless. 19 So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,
20 And Herod respected John, knowing that he was a good and holy man, so he kept him under his protection. Herod was disturbed whenever he talked with John, but even so, he liked to listen to him. 20 because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him.
21 Herodias's chance finally came. It was Herod's birthday, and he gave a party for his palace aides, army officers, and the leading citizens of Galilee. 21 Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee.
22 Then his daughter, also named Herodias, came in and performed a dance that greatly pleased them all. "Ask me for anything you like," the king said to the girl, "and I will give it to you." 22 When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you."
23 Then he promised, "I will give you whatever you ask, up to half of my kingdom!" 23 And he promised her with an oath, "Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom."
24 She went out and asked her mother, "What should I ask for?"Her mother told her, "Ask for John the Baptist's head!" 24 She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" "The head of John the Baptist," she answered.
25 So the girl hurried back to the king and told him, "I want the head of John the Baptist, right now, on a tray!" 25 At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
26 Then the king was very sorry, but he was embarrassed to break his oath in front of his guests. 26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.
27 So he sent an executioner to the prison to cut off John's head and bring it to him. The soldier beheaded John in the prison, 27 So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison,
28 brought his head on a tray, and gave it to the girl, who took it to her mother. 28 and brought back his head on a platter. He presented it to the girl, and she gave it to her mother.
29 When John's disciples heard what had happened, they came for his body and buried it in a tomb. 29 On hearing of this, John's disciples came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.
30 The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and what they had taught. 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
31 Then Jesus said, "Let's get away from the crowds for a while and rest." There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn't even have time to eat. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
32 They left by boat for a quieter spot. 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
33 But many people saw them leaving, and people from many towns ran ahead along the shore and met them as they landed. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
34 A vast crowd was there as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he taught them many things. 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35 Late in the afternoon his disciples came to him and said, "This is a desolate place, and it is getting late. 35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. "This is a remote place," they said, "and it's already very late.
36 Send the crowds away so they can go to the nearby farms and villages and buy themselves some food." 36 Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
37 But Jesus said, "You feed them." "With what?" they asked. "It would take a small fortune to buy food for all this crowd!" 37 But he answered, "You give them something to eat." They said to him, "That would take eight months of a man's wages ! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?"
38 "How much food do you have?" he asked. "Go and find out." They came back and reported, "We have five loaves of bread and two fish." 38 "How many loaves do you have?" he asked. "Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five--and two fish."
39 Then Jesus told the crowd to sit down in groups on the green grass. 39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat in groups of fifty or a hundred. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.
41 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and asked God's blessing on the food. Breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples to give to the people. 41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.
42 They all ate as much as they wanted, 42 They all ate and were satisfied,
43 and they picked up twelve baskets of leftover bread and fish. 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.
44 Five thousand men had eaten from those five loaves! 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.
45 Immediately after this, Jesus made his disciples get back into the boat and head out across the lake to Bethsaida, while he sent the people home. 45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46 Afterward he went up into the hills by himself to pray. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
47 During the night, the disciples were in their boat out in the middle of the lake, and Jesus was alone on land. 47 When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land.
48 He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o'clock in the morning he came to them, walking on the water. He started to go past them, 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them,
49 but when they saw him walking on the water, they screamed in terror, thinking he was a ghost. 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out,
50 They were all terrified when they saw him. But Jesus spoke to them at once. "It's all right," he said. "I am here! Don't be afraid." 50 because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
51 Then he climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were astonished at what they saw. 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed,
52 They still didn't understand the significance of the miracle of the multiplied loaves, for their hearts were hard and they did not believe. 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
53 When they arrived at Gennesaret on the other side of the lake, they anchored the boat 53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.
54 and climbed out. The people standing there recognized him at once, 54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.
55 and they ran throughout the whole area and began carrying sick people to him on mats. 55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.
56 Wherever he went -- in villages and cities and out on the farms -- they laid the sick in the market plazas and streets. The sick begged him to let them at least touch the fringe of his robe, and all who touched it were healed. 56 And wherever he went--into villages, towns or countryside--they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.