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Mark 8

MSG 1 At about this same time he again found himself with a hungry crowd on his hands. He called his disciples together and said, NIV 1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, MSG 2 "This crowd is breaking my heart. They have stuck with me for three days, and now they have nothing to eat. NIV 2 "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. MSG 3 If I send them home hungry, they'll faint along the way - some of them have come a long distance." NIV 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance." MSG 4 His disciples responded, "What do you expect us to do about it? Buy food out here in the desert?" NIV 4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?" MSG 5 He asked, "How much bread do you have?" "Seven loaves," they said. NIV 5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied. MSG 6 So Jesus told the crowd to sit down on the ground. After giving thanks, he took the seven bread loaves, broke them into pieces, and gave them to his disciples so they could hand them out to the crowd. NIV 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. MSG 7 They also had a few fish. He pronounced a blessing over the fish and told his disciples to hand them out as well. NIV 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them. MSG 8 The crowd ate its fill. Seven sacks of leftovers were collected. NIV 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. MSG 9 There were well over four thousand at the meal. Then he sent them home. NIV 9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away, MSG 10 He himself went straight to the boat with his disciples and set out for Dalmanoutha. NIV 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha. MSG 11 When they arrived, the Pharisees came out and started in on him, badgering him to prove himself, pushing him up against the wall. NIV 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. MSG 12 Provoked, he said, "Why does this generation clamor for miraculous guarantees? If I have anything to say about it, you'll not get so much as a hint of a guarantee." NIV 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." MSG 13 He then left them, got back in the boat, and headed for the other side. NIV 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side. MSG 14 But the disciples forgot to pack a lunch. Except for a single loaf of bread, there wasn't a crumb in the boat. NIV 14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. MSG 15 Jesus warned, "Be very careful. Keep a sharp eye out for the contaminating yeast of Pharisees and the followers of Herod." NIV 15 "Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod." MSG 16 Meanwhile, the disciples were finding fault with each other because they had forgotten to bring bread. NIV 16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread." MSG 17 Jesus overheard and said, "Why are you fussing because you forgot bread? Don't you see the point of all this? Don't you get it at all? NIV 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? MSG 18 NIV 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember? MSG 19 Remember the five loaves I broke for the five thousand? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up?" They said, "Twelve." NIV 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" "Twelve," they replied. MSG 20 "And the seven loaves for the four thousand - how many bags full of leftovers did you get?" "Seven." NIV 20 "And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven." MSG 21 He said, "Do you still not get it?" NIV 21 He said to them, "Do you still not understand?" MSG 22 They arrived at Bethsaida. Some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch. NIV 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. MSG 23 Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man's eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, "Do you see anything?" NIV 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?" MSG 24 He looked up. "I see men. They look like walking trees." NIV 24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." MSG 25 So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight, saw everything in bright, twenty-twenty focus. NIV 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. MSG 26 Jesus sent him straight home, telling him, "Don't enter the village." NIV 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village. " MSG 27 Jesus and his disciples headed out for the villages around Caesarea Philippi. As they walked, he asked, "Who do the people say I am?" NIV 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?" MSG 28 "Some say 'John the Baptizer,'" they said. "Others say 'Elijah.' Still others say 'one of the prophets.'" NIV 28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets." MSG 29 He then asked, "And you - what are you saying about me? Who am I?" Peter gave the answer: "You are the Christ, the Messiah." NIV 29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ. " MSG 30 Jesus warned them to keep it quiet, not to breathe a word of it to anyone. NIV 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. MSG 31 He then began explaining things to them: "It is necessary that the Son of Man proceed to an ordeal of suffering, be tried and found guilty by the elders, high priests, and religion scholars, be killed, and after three days rise up alive." NIV 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. MSG 32 He said this simply and clearly so they couldn't miss it. NIV 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. MSG 33 Turning and seeing his disciples wavering, wondering what to believe, Jesus confronted Peter. "Peter, get out of my way! Satan, get lost! You have no idea how God works." NIV 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." MSG 34 Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how. NIV 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. MSG 35 Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. NIV 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. MSG 36 What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? NIV 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? MSG 37 What could you ever trade your soul for? NIV 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? MSG 38 "If any of you are embarrassed over me and the way I'm leading you when you get around your fickle and unfocused friends, know that you'll be an even greater embarrassment to the Son of Man when he arrives in all the splendor of God, his Father, with an army of the holy angels." NIV 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."