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The Feeding of Four Thousand
1 In those days there was#*Here the participle (“was”) is translated as a finite verb because of English style again a large crowd, and they did not have#*Here the participle (“have”) is translated as a finite verb because of English style anything they could eat. Summoning the disciples, he said to them, 2“I have compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with me three days already and do not have anything to eat. 3And if I send them away hungry to their homes they will give out on the way, and some of them have come from far away.” 4And his disciples answered him, “Where is anyone able to feed these people with bread here in the desert?” 5And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” So they said, “Seven.” 6And he commanded the crowd to recline for a meal on the ground, and taking the seven loaves, after he#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had given thanks”) which is understood as temporal had given thanks he broke them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation and began giving#The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began giving”) them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation to his disciples so that they could set them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation before them.#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation And they set them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation before the crowd. 7And they had a few small fish, and after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“giving thanks”) which is understood as temporal giving thanks for them, he said to set these before them also. 8And they ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces that were left, seven baskets full. 9Now there were about four thousand. And he sent them away. 10And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“got”) has been translated as a finite verb went to the district of Dalmanutha.
Pharisees Demand a Sign
11And the Pharisees came and began to argue with him, demanding from him a sign from heaven in order to#*Here “in order to” is supplied as a component of the participle (“test”) which is understood as purpose test him. 12And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation!” 13And he left them, got into the boat#*Here the words “the boat” are not in the Greek text but must be supplied again, and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participles (“left” and “got into”) have been translated as finite verbs went to the other side.
Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod
14And they had forgotten to take bread, and except for one loaf, they did not have any#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation with them in the boat. 15And he ordered them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod!” 16And they began to discuss with one another that they had no bread. 17And knowing this,#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation he said to them, “Why are you discussing that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? 18Although you#*Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“have”) which is understood as concessive have eyes, do you not see? And although you#*Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“have”) which is understood as concessive have ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20“When I also#Some manuscripts omit “also” broke#*The words “I broke” are not in the Greek text, but are understood based on the previous verse the seven loaves#*The word “loaves” is not in the Greek text, but is understood based on the previous verse for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” 21And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?”
A Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida
22And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought to him a blind man and implored him that he would touch him. 23And he took hold of the blind man’s hand and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“took hold of”) has been translated as a finite verb led him outside the village, and after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“spitting”) which is understood as temporal spitting in his eyes, he placed his hands on him and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“placed”) has been translated as a finite verb asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24And looking up he said, “I see people, for I see them#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation like trees walking around.” 25Then he placed his#Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun hands on his eyes again, and he opened his eyes and was cured, and could see everything clearly. 26And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.”
Peter’s Confession at Caesarea Philippi
27And Jesus and his disciples went out to the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and on the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they told him, saying, “John the Baptist, and others Elijah, and others that you are one of the prophets.” 29And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“answered”) has been translated as a finite verb said to him, “You are the Christ!” 30And he warned them that they should tell no one about him.
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
31And he began to teach them that it was necessary for the Son of Man to suffer many things and to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be killed, and after three days to rise. 32And he was speaking openly about the subject, and Peter took him aside and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“took … aside”) has been translated as a finite verb began to rebuke him. 33But turning around and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan, because you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but the things of people!”
Taking Up One’s Cross to Follow Jesus
34And summoning the crowd together with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to come#Some manuscripts have “to follow” after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life on account of me and of the gospel will save it. 36For what does it benefit a person to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37For what can a person give in exchange for his life? 38For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
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