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1 In those days when there was again a great crowd without anything to eat, he called his disciples and said to them, 1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,
2 "I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. 2 "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.
3 If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way—and some of them have come from a great distance." 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."
4 His disciples replied, "How can one feed these people with bread here in the desert?" 4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"
5 He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven." 5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.
6 Then he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute; and they distributed them to the crowd. 6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so.
7 They had also a few small fish; and after blessing them, he ordered that these too should be distributed. 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.
8 They ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
9 Now there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. 9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away,
10 And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha. 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation." 12 He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it."
13 And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side. 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.
15 And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out—beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod." 15 "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."
16 They said to one another, "It is because we have no bread." 16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
17 And becoming aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
18 Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember?
19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?" They said to him, "Twelve." 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" "Twelve," they replied.
20 "And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?" And they said to him, "Seven." 20 "And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven."
21 Then he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?" 21 He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"
22 They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.
23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, "Can you see anything?" 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"
24 And the man looked up and said, "I can see people, but they look like trees, walking." 24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
26 Then he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even go into the village." 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village. "
27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" 27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"
28 And they answered him, "John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets." 28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets."
29 He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Messiah." 29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ. "
30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.
32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.
36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."