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1 At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus,
2 And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he hath risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves 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 laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for the sake 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 For John had said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 4 for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."
5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as 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 birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 Upon which he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 And she, being before instructed by her mother, said, Give me here the head of John the Baptist in a dish. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the sake of the oath, and of them who sat with him at table, he commanded [it] to be given [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 beheaded John in the prison. 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the damsel: and she brought [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 the body, and buried it, and 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 [of it], he departed thence in a boat, into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard [of it], they followed him on foot out of the cities. 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 Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 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, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 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 loaves, and two fishes. 17 "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
18 He said, Bring them hither to me. 18 "Bring them here to me," he said.
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to [his] disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 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 ate, and were satisfied: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a boat, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes 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 when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, 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 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 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 Jesus went 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 the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for 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 immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is thou, bid me come to thee 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 when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water, to go 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 boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, Why didst thou 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 come into the boat, the wind ceased. 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then they that were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, In truth thou art 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 over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all the surrounding country, and brought to him all that were diseased; 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 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were restored to health. 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.