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1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him, and said to 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 have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing 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 away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come a long way." 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."
4 And his disciples answered him, "How can one feed these men with bread here in the desert?" 4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"
5 And he asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven." 5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.
6 And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before 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 And they had a few small fish; and having blessed them, he commanded that these also should be set before them. 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.
8 And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
9 And there were about four thousand people. 9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away,
10 And he sent them away; and immediately he got into the boat with his disciples, and went to the district of Dalmanu'tha. 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, to test him. 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation." 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 And he left them, and getting into the boat again he departed to the other side. 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.
14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only one loaf 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 And he cautioned them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod." 15 "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."
16 And they discussed it with one another, saying, "We have no bread." 16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
17 And being aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 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 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember?
19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They said to him, "Twelve." 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 the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" And they said to him, "Seven." 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 And he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?" 21 He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"
22 And they came to Beth-sa'ida. And some people brought to him a blind man, and begged him to touch him. 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.
23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him, "Do you see anything?" 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 And he looked up and said, "I see men; but they look like trees, walking." 24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
25 Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and saw 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 And he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village." 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village. "
27 And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesare'a Philip'pi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that 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 And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Eli'jah; and others one of the prophets." 28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets."
29 And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ." 29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ. "
30 And he charged them to tell no one about him. 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days 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 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men." 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 And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his 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 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 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 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
37 For what can a man give in return for his life? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his 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."