The Feeding of the Four Thousand
1In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, 2I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: 3and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. 4And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? 5And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. 6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. 7And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. 8So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. 9And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. 10And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanu´tha.
The Demand for a Sign
(Matthew 16.1-4; Luke 12.54-56)
11 # Matt 12.38; Luke 11.16. And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. 12#Matt 12.39; Luke 11.29. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation. 13And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.
The Leaven of the Pharisees
14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. 15#Luke 12.1. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18#Isa 6.9,10; Jer 5.21; Ezek 12.2. Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
A Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida
22And he cometh to Bethsai´da; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught. 24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up;#8.25 made him look up. Some early manuscripts have he looked intently. and he was restored, and saw every man#8.25 every man or every thing. clearly. 26And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
(Matthew 16.13-20; Luke 9.18-21)
27And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesare´a Phil´ippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? 28#Mark 6.14,15; Luke 9.7,8. And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Eli´jah; and others, One of the prophets. 29#John 6.68,69. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. 30And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
Jesus Foretells His Death
(Matthew 16.21-28; Luke 9.22-27)
31And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 33But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savorest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
34 # Matt 10.38; Luke 14.27. And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35#Matt 10.39; Luke 17.33; John 12.25. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.