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1 He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. 1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.
2 And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty works are wrought 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 And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his 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 mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people and healed them. 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And 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 And he called to him 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 charged 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 put on two tunics. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.
10 And he said to them, "Where 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 And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for 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 preached that men should repent. 12 They went out and preached that people should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed 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 said, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why 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 Eli'jah." 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 had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Hero'di-as, his brother Philip's wife; because he 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 said to 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 Hero'di-as 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 kept him safe. When he heard him, he was much perplexed; and yet he heard him gladly. 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 the leading men 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 For when Hero'di-as' daughter 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 grant 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 vowed 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 And she went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "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 And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying, "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 And the king was exceedingly sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.
27 And immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard and gave orders to bring his 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 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and 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 of 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 returned to 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 And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, 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 lonely place by themselves. 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
33 Now many saw them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns, and got there 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 throng, and he had compassion on 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 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the hour is now 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, to go into the country and villages round about and buy themselves something 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." And they said to him, "Shall we 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." And 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 commanded them all to sit down by companies upon 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, by hundreds and by fifties. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.
41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to the 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 they all ate and were satisfied. 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 And those who ate the loaves were 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 before him to the other side, to Beth-sa'ida, 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 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
47 And 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 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by 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 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; have no fear." 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 And 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 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennes'aret, and moored to the shore. 53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.
54 And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him, 54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.
55 and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick people on their pallets to any place where 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 came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well. 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.