1In those days, the crowd being very great and not having any to eat, יהושע called His taught ones near and said to them,
2“I have compassion on the crowd, for they have now been with Me three days and do not have food to eat.
3“And if I dismiss them unfed to their home, they shall faint on the way, for some of them have come from far.”
4And His taught ones answered Him, “How shall anyone be able to feed these people with bread here in the desert?”
5And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”
6And He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, He broke them and gave them to His taught ones to set before them. And they set them before the crowd.
7And they had a few small fishes. And having blessed, He said to set them also before them.
8And they ate and were satisfied, and they picked up seven large baskets of broken pieces.
9And those eating were about four thousand, and He dismissed them.
10And immediately entering into the boat with His taught ones, He came to the parts of Dalmanutha.
11And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, trying Him.
12And sighing deeply in His spirit He said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”
13And leaving them, again entering into the boat, He went away to the other side.
14And they had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.
15And He was warning them, saying, “Mind! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herodes.”
16And they were reasoning with one another, saying, “Because we have no bread.”
17And יהושע, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened?
18“Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
19“When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets filled with broken pieces did you pick up?” They said to Him, “Twelve.”
20“And when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets filled with broken pieces did you pick up?” And they said, “Seven.”
21And He said to them, “How do you not understand?”
22And He came to Bĕyth Tsaiḏa, and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him.
23And taking the blind man by the hand He led him out of the village. And having spit on his eyes, laying hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see at all?”
24And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”
25Then He placed His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored, and saw all clearly.
26And He sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not go into the village.”
27And יהושע and His taught ones went out to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way He asked His taught ones, saying to them, “Who do men say I am?”
28And they said to Him, “Yoḥanan the Immerser, and others, Ěliyahu, but others, one of the prophets.”
29And He asked them, “And you, who do you say I am?” And Kĕpha answering, said to Him, “You are the Messiah.”
30And He warned them that they should speak to no one about Him.
31And He began to teach them that the Son of Aḏam has to suffer much, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days to rise again.
32And He was speaking about this openly. Then Kĕpha, taking Him aside, began to rebuke Him.
33And turning around and seeing His taught ones, He rebuked Kĕpha, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For your thoughts are not those of Elohim, but those of men.”
34And calling near the crowd with His taught ones, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake, and follow Me.
35“For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for the sake of Me and the Good News, he shall save it.
36“For what shall it profit a man if he gains all the world, and loses his own life?
37“Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?
38“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinning generation, of him the Son of Aḏam also shall be ashamed when He comes in the esteem of His Father with the set-apart messengers.”
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