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1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about 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 has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work 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 when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his 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 For John had been saying 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 Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, 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 them and pleased Herod, 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much
7 so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8 Having been prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter 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 Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests. 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted
10 He sent and had John beheaded in the prison. 10 and had John beheaded in the prison.
11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, 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 His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus. 12 John's disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
13 Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself ; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from 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 When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, "This place is desolate and the hour is already late ; so send the crowds away, that they may go into 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 said to them, "They do not 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 They said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish." 17 "We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.
18 And He said, "Bring them here to Me." 18 "Bring them here to me," he said.
19 Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, 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. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds 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 the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray ; and when it was evening, 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 already a long distance from the land, battered by the 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 He came to them, walking on the sea. 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 sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost !" 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 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid." 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28 Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command 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 And He said, "Come !" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 29 "Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning 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 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of 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 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "You are certainly 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 crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick ; 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 implored Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak ; and as many as touched it were cured. 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.