1And he went out from there and came into his own country, and his disciples followed him.2And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him and such mighty works that are wrought by his hands?3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and of Juda and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.4But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not dishonoured except in his own country and among his own kin and in his own house.5And he could do no mighty work there except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them.6And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went through the villages round about, teaching.
7And he called unto him the twelve and began to send them forth by two and two and gave them power over the unclean spirits8and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey except a staff only: no provision bag, no bread, no money in their purse;9but be shod with sandals and not put on two coats.10And he said unto them, In whatever place ye enter into a house, there abide until ye depart from that place.11And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear you, when ye depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet in testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for that city.12And they went out and preached that men should repent.13And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many that were sick, and they were healed.
14And king Herod heard of him (for his name was spread abroad), and he said, John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and therefore virtues operate in him.15Others said, It is Elijah. And others said, It is the prophet or one of the prophets.16But when Herod heard of it, he said, This is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.17For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife, for he had married her.18For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife.19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him and would have killed him, but she could not;20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and respected him; and when he heard him, he did many things and heard him gladly.21And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his princes and tribunes and to the principal people of Galilee;22and when the daughter of Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod and those that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it unto thee.23And he swore unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it unto thee, unto the half of my kingdom.24And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.25And she came in with haste unto the king and asked, saying, I will that thou give me immediately in a platter the head of John the Baptist.26And the king was exceeding sorry, yet for his oath’s sake and for the sakes of those who sat with him, he would not reject her.27And straightway the king sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought, and he went and beheaded him in the prison28and brought his head in a platter and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.29And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
30And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus and told him everything they had done and what they had taught.31And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while; for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.33And many saw them departing and knew him and ran there afoot out of the cities and arrived before them and came together unto him.34And Jesus, when he came out, saw a great multitude and had mercy on them because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed;36send them away that they may go into the country round about and into the villages and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat.37He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said unto him, Shall we go and buy bread for two hundred denarius and give them to eat?38He said unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they said, Five, and two fishes.39And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples to set before them, and the two fishes he divided among them all.42And they all ate and were filled.43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments and of the fishes.44And those that ate were five thousand men.
45And straightway he told his disciples to get quickly into the ship and to go to the other side before him unto Bethsaida while he dispatched the people.46And when he had dispatched them, he departed into the mountain to pray.47And when night was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.48And he saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them; and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.49But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a ghost and cried out,50For they all saw him and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them and said unto them, Be of good cheer; I AM; be not afraid.51And he went up unto them into the ship, and the wind ceased; and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered.52For they had not yet derived understanding in the loaves, for their hearts were blind.53And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore.54And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him55and ran through that whole region round about and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.56And wherever he entered, into villages or cities or fields, they laid the sick in the streets and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment, and as many as touched him were saved.