1At that time Herodes the district ruler heard the report about יהושע,
2and said to his servants, “This is Yoḥanan the Immerser. He has risen from the dead, and that is why these mighty powers are at work in him.”
3For Herodes had arrested Yoḥanan, bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,
4for Yoḥanan had said to him, “It is not right for you to have her.”
5And wishing to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him as a prophet.
6But as Herodes’ birthday was being held, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herodes,
7so he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
8And she, being urged on by her mother, said, “Give me here the head of Yoḥanan the Immerser on a dish.”
9And the sovereign was sad, but because of the oaths and the guests he commanded it to be given,
10and sent and beheaded Yoḥanan in prison.
11And his head was brought on a dish and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
12And his taught ones came and took away the body and buried it, and went and reported to יהושע.
13Now when יהושע heard it, He withdrew from there by boat to a deserted place, by Himself. And when the crowds heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
14And when יהושע came out, He saw a large crowd and was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.
15And when evening came, His taught ones came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds, so that they might go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”
16But יהושע said to them, “They do not need to go away, give them to eat yourselves.”
17And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
18And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
19And commanding the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the taught ones. And the taught ones gave to the crowds,
20and all ate and were satisfied. And they picked up the pieces left over – twelve baskets, filled.
21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22And immediately יהושע made His taught ones enter into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.
23And having dismissed the crowds, He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray. And when evening had come, He was alone there.
24But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, agitated by the waves, for the wind was against it.
25And in the fourth watch of the night יהושע went to them, walking on the sea.
26And when the taught ones saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a phantom!” And from fear they cried.
27But immediately יהושע spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid.”
28And Kĕpha answered Him and said, “Master, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29And He said, “Come.” And when Kĕpha had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to יהושע.
30But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Master, save me!”
31And immediately יהושע stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “O you of little belief, why did you doubt?”
32And when they came into the boat, the wind ceased.
33And those in the boat came and did bow to Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of Elohim.”
34And having passed over, they came to the land of Gennĕsar.
35And when the men of that place recognised Him, they sent out into all that surrounding country, and brought to Him all who were sick,
36and begged Him to let them only touch the tzitzit#See Explanatory notes - Tzitzit. of His garment. And as many as touched it were completely healed.
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