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1 At that time Herod, the ruler of Galilee, heard the reports about Jesus. 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,
2 So he said to his servants, "Jesus is John the Baptist, who has risen from the dead. That is why he can work these miracles." 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 Sometime before this, Herod had arrested John, tied him up, and put him into prison. Herod did this because of Herodias, who had been the wife of Philip, Herod's brother. 3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,
4 John had been telling Herod, "It is not lawful for you to be married to Herodias." 4 for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."
5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they believed John was a prophet. 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered him a prophet.
6 On Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced for Herod and his guests, and she pleased him. 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 So he promised with an oath to give her anything she wanted. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 Herodias told her daughter what to ask for, so she said to Herod, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter." 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
9 Although King Herod was very sad, he had made a promise, and his dinner guests had heard him. So Herod ordered that what she asked for be done. 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
10 He sent soldiers to the prison to cut off John's head. 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 And they brought it on a platter and gave it 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 John's followers came and got his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. 12 John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
13 When Jesus heard what had happened to John, he left in a boat and went to a lonely place by himself. But the crowds heard about it and followed 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 When he arrived, he saw a great crowd waiting. He felt sorry for them and healed those who were sick. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 When it was evening, his followers came to him and said, "No one lives in this place, and it is already late. Send the people away so they can go to the towns and buy food for themselves." 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 answered, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat." 16 Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
17 They said to him, "But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish." 17 "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
18 Jesus said, "Bring the bread and the fish to me." 18 "Bring them here to me," he said.
19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish and, looking to heaven, he thanked God for the food. Jesus divided the bread and gave it to his followers, who 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 All the people ate and were satisfied. Then the followers filled twelve baskets with the leftover pieces of food. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 There were about five thousand men there who ate, not counting women and children. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately Jesus told his followers to get into the boat and go ahead of him across the lake. He stayed there to send the people home. 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 After he had sent them away, he went by himself up into the hills to pray. It was late, and Jesus was there alone. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
24 By this time, the boat was already far away from land. It was being hit by waves, because the wind was blowing against it. 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Between three and six o'clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the water. 25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When his followers saw him walking on the water, they were afraid. They said, "It's a ghost!" and cried out in 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 Jesus quickly spoke to them, "Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid." 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 Peter said, "Lord, if it is really you, then command me 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 Jesus said, "Come." And Peter left the boat and walked on the water 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 Peter saw the wind and the waves, he became afraid and began to sink. He shouted, "Lord, save me!" 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught Peter. Jesus said, "Your faith is small. Why did you doubt?" 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
32 After they got into the boat, the wind became calm. 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped Jesus and said, "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 When they had crossed the lake, they came to shore at Gennesaret. 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 When the people there recognized Jesus, they told people all around there that Jesus had come, and they brought all their sick to him. 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 They begged Jesus to let them touch just the edge of his coat, and all who touched it were healed. 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.