Matthew 14 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At that time news of Jesus came to Herod the king; 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,
2 And he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he has come back from the dead, and so these powers are working in him. 2 and he said to his attendants, "This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
3 For Herod had taken John and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. 3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,
4 Because John had said to him, It is not right for you to have her. 4 for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."
5 And he would have put him to death, but for his fear of the people, because in their eyes John was a prophet. 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered him a prophet.
6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias was dancing before them, and Herod was pleased with her. 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 So he gave her his word with an oath to let her have whatever she might make request for. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 And she, at her mother's suggestion, said, Give me here on a plate the head of John the Baptist. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
9 And the king was sad; but because of his oaths and because of his guests, he gave the order for it to be given to her; 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
10 And he sent and had John's head cut off in the prison. 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 And his head was put on a plate and given to the girl; and she took it to her mother. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.
12 And his disciples came, and took up his body and put it in the earth; and they went and gave Jesus news of what had taken place. 12 John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
13 Now when it came to the ears of Jesus, he went away from there in a boat, to a waste place by himself: and the people hearing of it, went after him on foot from the towns. 13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.
14 And he came out and saw a great number of people and he had pity on them, and made well those of them who were ill. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 And when evening had come, the disciples came to him, saying, This place is waste land, and the time is now past; send the people away so that they may go into the towns and get themselves food. 15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food."
16 But Jesus said to them, There is no need for them to go away; give them food yourselves. 16 Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
17 And they say to him, We have here but five cakes of bread and two fishes. 17 "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
18 And he said, Give them to me. 18 "Bring them here to me," he said.
19 And he gave orders for the people to be seated on the grass; and he took the five cakes of bread and the two fishes and, looking up to heaven, he said words of blessing, and made division of the food, and gave it to the disciples, and the disciples gave it to the people. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. 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 the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
20 And they all took of the food and had enough: and they took up twelve baskets full of broken bits which were not used. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 And those who had food were about five thousand men, in addition to women and children. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 And straight away he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, till he had sent the people away. 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
23 And after he had sent the people away, he went up into the mountain by himself for prayer: and when evening was come, he was there by himself. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, and was troubled by the waves: for the wind was against them. 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 And when they saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they gave cries of fear. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But straight away Jesus said to them, Take heart; it is I, have no fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 And Peter, answering, said to him, Lord, if it is you, give me the order to come to you on the water. 28 "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
29 And he said, Come. And Peter got out of the boat, and walking on the water, went to Jesus. 29 "Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind he was in fear and, starting to go down, he gave a cry, saying, Help, Lord. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 And straight away Jesus put out his hand and took a grip of him, and said to him, O man of little faith, why were you in doubt? 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
32 And when they had got into the boat, the wind went down. 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 And those who were in the boat gave him worship, saying, Truly you are the Son of God. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
34 And when they had gone across, they came to land at Gennesaret. 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place had news of him, they sent into all the country round about, and took to him all who were ill, 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him
36 With the request that they might only put their hands on the edge of his robe: and all those who did so were made well. 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.