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1 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.
2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, "Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 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 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at 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 said to them, "Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house." 4 Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
5 And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured 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 he went about among the villages teaching. 6 And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.
7 He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
8 He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 8 These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff--no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.
9 but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.
10 He said to them, "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.
11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them." 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 they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 12 They went out and preached that people should repent.
13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some were saying, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him." 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 But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." 15 Others said, "He is Elijah." And still others claimed, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago."
16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised." 16 But when Herod heard this, he said, "John, the man I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!"
17 For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because 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 For John had been telling Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have 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 And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 19 So Herodias nursed a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she was not able to,
20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet 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 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders 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 When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it." 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 And he solemnly swore to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even 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 said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" She replied, "The head of John the baptizer." 24 She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" "The head of John the Baptist," she answered.
25 Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." 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 The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. 26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.
27 Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him 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 platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave 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 his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid 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 gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
31 He said to them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even 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 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach 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 When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very 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 them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat." 36 Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
37 But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." They said to him, "Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?" 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 And he said to them, "How many loaves have you? Go and see." When they had found out, they said, "Five, 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 he ordered them to get all the people 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 down in groups of hundreds and of fifties. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.
41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. 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 And all ate and were filled; 42 They all ate and were satisfied,
43 and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.
44 Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.
45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46 After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
47 When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 47 When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land.
48 When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by. 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 sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out; 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out,
50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; do not 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 got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed,
52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.
54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.
55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.
56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; 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.