Parallel Bible results for Matthew 14:1-21

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Matthew 14:1-21

GNT 1 At that time Herod, the ruler of Galilee, heard about Jesus. NIV 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus, GNT 2 "He is really John the Baptist, who has come back to life," he told his officials. "That is why he has this power to perform miracles." NIV 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.” GNT 3 For Herod had earlier ordered John's arrest, and he had him tied up and put in prison. He had done this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. NIV 3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, GNT 4 For some time John the Baptist had told Herod, "It isn't right for you to be married to Herodias!" NIV 4 for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.” GNT 5 Herod wanted to kill him, but he was afraid of the Jewish people, because they considered John to be a prophet. NIV 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet. GNT 6 On Herod's birthday the daughter of Herodias danced in front of the whole group. Herod was so pleased NIV 6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much GNT 7 that he promised her, "I swear that I will give you anything you ask for!" NIV 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. GNT 8 At her mother's suggestion she asked him, "Give me here and now the head of John the Baptist on a plate!" NIV 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” GNT 9 The king was sad, but because of the promise he had made in front of all his guests he gave orders that her wish be granted. NIV 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted GNT 10 So he had John beheaded in prison. NIV 10 and had John beheaded in the prison. GNT 11 The head was brought in on a plate and given to the girl, who took it to her mother. NIV 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. GNT 12 John's disciples came, carried away his body, and buried it; then they went and told Jesus. NIV 12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. GNT 13 When Jesus heard the news about John, he left there in a boat and went to a lonely place by himself. The people heard about it, and so they left their towns and followed him by land. NIV 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. GNT 14 Jesus got out of the boat, and when he saw the large crowd, his heart was filled with pity for them, and he healed their sick. NIV 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. GNT 15 That evening his disciples came to him and said, "It is already very late, and this is a lonely place. Send the people away and let them go to the villages to buy food for themselves." NIV 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.” GNT 16 "They don't have to leave," answered Jesus. "You yourselves give them something to eat!" NIV 16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” GNT 17 "All we have here are five loaves and two fish," they replied. NIV 17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. GNT 18 "Then bring them here to me," Jesus said. NIV 18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. GNT 19 He ordered the people to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. NIV 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. GNT 20 Everyone ate and had enough. Then the disciples took up twelve baskets full of what was left over. NIV 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. GNT 21 The number of men who ate was about five thousand, not counting the women and children. NIV 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

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