Matthew 14 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At that time Herod, the ruler of Galilee and Perea, heard reports about Jesus. 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,
2 He said to his attendants, "This is John the Baptist. He has risen from the dead! That is why he has the power to do 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 Herod had arrested John. He had tied him up and put him in prison because of Herodias. She was the wife of Herod's brother Philip. 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 saying to Herod, "It is against the Law for you to have her." 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 thought 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. She pleased Herod very much. 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 asked for. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 Her mother told her what to say. So the girl said to Herod, "Give me the head of John the Baptist on a big plate." 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
9 The king was very upset. But he thought of his promise and his dinner guests. So he told one of his men to give her what she asked for. 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
10 Herod had John's head cut off in the prison. 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 His head was brought in on a big plate and given to the girl. She then carried 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 disciples came and took 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 Jesus heard what had happened to John. He wanted to be alone. So he went in a boat to a quiet place. The crowds heard about this. They 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 Jesus came ashore, he saw a large crowd. He felt deep concern for them. He healed their sick people. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 When it was almost evening, the disciples came to him. "There is nothing here," they said. "It's already getting late. Send the crowds away. They can go and buy some food in the villages." 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 Jesus replied, "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 "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered. 17 "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
18 "Bring them here to me," he said. 18 "Bring them here to me," he said.
19 Then Jesus directed the people to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up to heaven and gave thanks. He broke the loaves into pieces. Then he gave them to the disciples. And the disciples gave them 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 of them ate and were satisfied. The disciples picked up 12 baskets of leftover pieces. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 The number of men who ate was about 5,000. Women and children also ate. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Right away Jesus made the disciples get into the boat. He had them go on ahead of him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Then he sent the crowd 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 After he had sent them away, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he 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 The boat was already a long way from land. It was being pounded by the 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 Early in the morning, Jesus went out to the disciples. He walked on the lake. 25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 They saw him walking on the lake and were terrified. "It's a ghost!" they said. And they 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 Right away Jesus called out to them, "Be brave! It is I. Don't be afraid." 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 "Lord, is it you?" Peter asked. "If it is, tell 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 "Come," Jesus said. So Peter got out of the boat. He walked on the water toward 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, he was afraid. He began to sink. He cried out, "Lord! Save me!" 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Right away Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "Your faith is so small!" he said. "Why did you doubt me?" 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
32 When they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then those in the boat worshiped Jesus. They said, "You really are the Son of God!" 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
34 They crossed over the lake and landed at Gennesaret. 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 The men who lived there recognized Jesus. So they sent a message all over the nearby countryside. People brought all their sick to Jesus. 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 him to let those who were sick just touch the edge of his clothes. And all who touched him were healed. 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.