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1 About this time another great crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. Jesus called his disciples and told them, 1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,
2 "I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat. 2 "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.
3 And if I send them home without feeding them, they will faint along the road. For some of them have come a long distance." 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."
4 "How are we supposed to find enough food for them here in the wilderness?" his disciples asked. 4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"
5 "How many loaves of bread do you have?" he asked. "Seven," they replied. 5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.
6 So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves, thanked God for them, broke them into pieces, and gave them to his disciples, who distributed the bread to the crowd. 6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so.
7 A few small fish were found, too, so Jesus also blessed these and told the disciples to pass them out. 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.
8 They ate until they were full, and when the scraps were picked up, there were seven large baskets of food left over! 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
9 There were about four thousand people in the crowd that day, and he sent them home after they had eaten. 9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away,
10 Immediately after this, he got into a boat with his disciples and crossed over to the region of Dalmanutha. 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
11 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came to argue with him. Testing him to see if he was from God, they demanded, "Give us a miraculous sign from heaven to prove yourself." 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
12 When he heard this, he sighed deeply and said, "Why do you people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I assure you, I will not give this generation any such sign." 12 He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it."
13 So he got back into the boat and left them, and he crossed to the other side of the lake. 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.
14 But the disciples discovered they had forgotten to bring any food, so there was only one loaf of bread with them in the boat. 14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.
15 As they were crossing the lake, Jesus warned them, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod." 15 "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."
16 They decided he was saying this because they hadn't brought any bread. 16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
17 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he said, "Why are you so worried about having no food? Won't you ever learn or understand? Are your hearts too hard to take it in? 17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
18 'You have eyes -- can't you see? You have ears -- can't you hear?' Don't you remember anything at all? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember?
19 What about the five thousand men I fed with five loaves of bread? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?" "Twelve," they said. 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" "Twelve," they replied.
20 "And when I fed the four thousand with seven loaves, how many large baskets of leftovers did you pick up?" "Seven," they said. 20 "And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven."
21 "Don't you understand even yet?" he asked them. 21 He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"
22 When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch and heal the man. 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.
23 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man's eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, "Can you see anything now?" 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"
24 The man looked around. "Yes," he said, "I see people, but I can't see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around." 24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
25 Then Jesus placed his hands over the man's eyes again. As the man stared intently, his sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly. 25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go back into the village on your way home." 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village. "
27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, "Who do people say I am?" 27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"
28 "Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other prophets." 28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets."
29 Then Jesus asked, "Who do you say I am?" Peter replied, "You are the Messiah." 29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ. "
30 But Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
31 Then Jesus began to tell them that he, the Son of Man, would suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, and three days later he would rise again. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.
32 As he talked about this openly with his disciples, Peter took him aside and told him he shouldn't say things like that. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 Jesus turned and looked at his disciples and then said to Peter very sternly, "Get away from me, Satan! You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God's." 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
34 Then he called his disciples and the crowds to come over and listen. "If any of you wants to be my follower," he told them, "you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me. 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
35 If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will find true life. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.
36 And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
37 Is anything worth more than your soul? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 If a person is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, I, the Son of Man, will be ashamed of that person when I return in the glory of my Father with the holy angels." 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."