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1 About 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 he said to his courtiers, "This is John the Baptist: he has come back to life--and that is why these miraculous 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 arrested John, and had put him in chains, and imprisoned him, 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 because John had persistently said to him, "It is not lawful 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 liked to put him to death, but was afraid of the people, because they regarded John 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 birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before all the company, and so pleased Herod 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 that with an oath he promised to give her whatever she asked. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 So she, instigated by her mother, said, "Give me here on a dish 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 The king was deeply vexed, yet because of his repeated oath and of the guests at his table he ordered 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 The head was brought on a dish and given to the young 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 Then John's disciples went and removed the body and buried it, and came and informed Jesus. 12 John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
13 Upon receiving these tidings, Jesus went away by boat to an uninhabited and secluded district; but the people heard of it and followed Him in crowds from the towns by land. 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 So Jesus went out and saw an immense multitude, and felt compassion for them, and cured those of them who were out of health. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 But when evening was come, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is an uninhabited place, and the best of the day is now gone; send the people away to go into the villages and buy something to eat." 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 "They need not go away," replied Jesus; "you yourselves must give them something to eat." 16 Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
17 "We have nothing here," they said, "but five loaves and a couple of fish." 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 and He told all the people to sit down on the grass. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and after looking up to heaven and blessing them, He broke up the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples distributed 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 So all ate, and were fully satisfied. The broken portions that remained over they gathered up, filling twelve baskets. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 Those who had eaten were about 5,000 adult men, without reckoning women and children. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately afterwards He made the disciples go on board the boat and cross to the opposite shore, leaving Him to dismiss the people. 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 When He had done this, He climbed the hill to pray in solitude. Night came on, and 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 boat was far out on the Lake, buffeted and tossed by the waves, the wind being adverse. 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 But towards daybreak He went to them, walking over the waves. 25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the waves, they were greatly alarmed. "It is a spirit," they exclaimed, and they cried out with terror. 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 instantly Jesus spoke to them, and said, "There is no danger; it is I; do not be afraid." 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 "Master," answered Peter, "if it is you, bid me come to you upon the water." 28 "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
29 "Come," said Jesus. Then Peter climbed down from the boat and walked upon the water to go to Him. 29 "Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he felt the wind he grew frightened, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Master, save me." 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Instantly Jesus stretched out His hand and caught hold of him, saying to him, "O little faith, 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 So they climbed into the boat, and the wind lulled; 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 and the men on board fell down before him and said, "You are indeed God's Son." 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
34 When they had quite crossed over, they put ashore at Gennesaret; 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 and the men of the place, recognizing Him, sent word into all the country round. So they brought all the 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 and they entreated Him that they might but touch the tassel of His outer garment; and all who did so were restored to perfect health. 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.