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Matthew 14 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Herod Antipas heard about Jesus, 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,
2 he said to his advisers, "This must be John the Baptist come back to life again! That is why he can do such 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 For Herod had arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias (the former 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 kept telling Herod, "It is illegal for you to marry her." 4 for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."
5 Herod would have executed John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people 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 But at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias's daughter performed a dance that greatly 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 At her mother's urging, the girl asked, "I want the head of John the Baptist on a tray!" 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
9 The king was sorry, but because of his oath and because he didn't want to back down in front of his guests, he issued the necessary orders. 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
10 So John was beheaded in the prison, 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who 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 disciples came for his body and buried it. Then they told Jesus what had happened. 12 John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
13 As soon as Jesus heard the news, he went off by himself in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed by land from many villages. 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 A vast crowd was there as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 That evening the disciples came to him and said, "This is a desolate place, and it is getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages 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 replied, "That isn't necessary -- you feed them." 16 Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
17 "Impossible!" they exclaimed. "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 "Bring them here," he said. 18 "Bring them here to me," he said.
19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. And he took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and asked God's blessing on the food. Breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave some of the bread and fish to each disciple, 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 They all ate as much as they wanted, and they picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 About five thousand men had eaten from those five loaves, in addition to all the women and children! 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately after this, Jesus made his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake while he sent 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 Afterward he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while 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 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 About three 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 the disciples saw him, they screamed in terror, thinking he was a ghost. 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 spoke to them at once. "It's all right," he said. "I am here! Don't be afraid." 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 Then Peter called to him, "Lord, if it's really you, tell me to come to you by walking on water." 28 "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
29 "All right, come," Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and 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 he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. "Save me, Lord!" he shouted. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and grabbed him. "You don't have much faith," Jesus 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 And when they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then the disciples worshiped him. "You really are the Son of God!" they exclaimed. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
34 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 The news of their arrival spread quickly throughout the whole surrounding area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed. 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 The sick begged him to let them touch even the fringe of his robe, 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.