Mark 6



Rejected At Nazareth

1 Jesus went out from there and came into His hometown; and His disciples followed Him.

1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

1 Jesus left that place and went back to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.

1 Jesus went away from there and came to His [own] country and hometown [Nazareth], and His disciples followed [with] Him.

2 When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and the many listeners were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands?

2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were utterly amazed. "Where did this man get all these things?" they asked. "What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What great miracles are being done by his hands!

2 And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom [the broad and full intelligence which has been] given to Him? What mighty works and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hands!

3 "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him.

3 Is 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.

3 This is the builder, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon, isn't it? His sisters are here with us, aren't they?" And they were offended by him.

3 Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they took offense at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority] and they were caused to stumble and fall.

4 Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household."

4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

4 Jesus had been telling them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own home."

4 But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor (deference, reverence) except in his [own] country and among [his] relatives and in his [own] house.

5 And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

5 He couldn't perform a miracle there except to lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.

5 And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them.

6 And He wondered at their unbelief. And He was going around the villages teaching.

6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

6 He was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went around to the villages and continued teaching.

6 And He marveled because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in Him). And He went about among the surrounding villages and continued teaching.

The Twelve Commissioned And Sent Out

7 And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

7 He called the Twelve and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.

7 And He called to Him the Twelve [apostles] and began to send them out [as His ambassadors] two by two and gave them authority and power over the unclean spirits.

8 and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--

8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

8 He instructed them to take nothing along on the trip except a walking stick no bread, no traveling bag, nothing in their moneybag.

8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a walking stick -- "no bread, no wallet for a collection bag, no money in their belts (girdles, purses) -- "

9 but to wear sandals; and He added, "Do not put on two tunics."

9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

9 They could wear sandals but not take along an extra shirt.

9 But to go with sandals on their feet and not to put on two tunics (undergarments).

10 And He said to them, "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town.

10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

10 He told them repeatedly, "Whenever you go into a home, stay there until you leave that place.

10 And He told them, Wherever you go into a house, stay there until you leave that place.

11 "Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them."

11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a 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.

11 If any place will not welcome you and the people refuse to listen to you, when you leave, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them."

11 And if any community will not receive and accept and welcome you, and they refuse to listen to you, when you depart, shake off the dust that is on your feet, for a testimony against them. Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the judgment day than for that town.

12 They went out and preached that men should repent.

12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

12 So they went and preached that people should repent.

12 So they went out and preached that men should repent [ that they should change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins].

13 And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.

13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

13 They also kept driving out many demons and anointing with oil many who were sick, and healing them.

13 And they drove out many unclean spirits and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Herod Kills John The Baptist

14 And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him."

14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

14 King Herod heard about this, because Jesus' name had become well-known. He was saying, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead! That's why he is able to do these miracles."

14 King Herod heard of it, for [Jesus'] name had become well known. He and they [of his court] said, John the Baptist has been raised from the dead; that is why these mighty powers [ of performing miracles] are at work in Him.

15 But others were saying, "He is Elijah " And others were saying, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."

15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

15 Others were saying, "He is Elijah." Still others were saying, "He is a prophet like one of the other prophets."

15 [But] others kept saying, It is Elijah! And others said, It is a prophet, like one of the prophets [of old].

16 But when Herod heard of it, he kept saying, "John, whom I beheaded, has risen!"

16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

16 But when Herod heard about it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised,"

16 But when Herod heard [of it], he said, [ This very] John, whom I beheaded, has been raised [from the dead].

17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

17 For 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.

17 because Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him with chains, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom Herod had married.

17 For [this] Herod himself had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he [Herod] had married her.

18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

18 John had been telling Herod, "It's not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

18 For John had told Herod, It is not lawful and you have no right to have your brother's wife.

19 Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;

19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

19 So Herodias bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't do it

19 And Herodias was angry (enraged) with him and held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him; but she could not,

20 for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

20 because Herod was afraid of John. He knew that John was a righteous and holy man, and so he protected him. Whenever he listened to John, he did much of what he said. In fact, he liked listening to him.

20 For Herod had [ a reverential] fear of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and [continually] kept him safe [ under guard]. When he heard [John speak], he was much perplexed; and [yet] he heard him gladly.

21 A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;

21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

21 An opportunity came during Herod's birthday celebration, when he gave a banquet for his top officials, military officers, and the most important people of Galilee.

21 But an opportune time came [for Herodias] when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and the high military commanders and chief men of Galilee.

22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you."

22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

22 When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. So the king told the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you."

22 For when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased and fascinated Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, Ask me for whatever you desire, and I will give it to you.

23 And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom."

23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

23 He swore with an oath to her, "I'll give you anything you ask for, up to half of my kingdom."

23 And he put himself under oath to her, Whatever you ask me, I will give it to you, even to the half of my kingdom.

24 And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."

24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

24 So she went out and asked her mother, "What should I ask for?" Her mother replied, "The head of John the Baptist."

24 Then she left the room and said to her mother, What shall I ask for [myself]? And she replied, The head of John the Baptist!

25 Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

25 Immediately the girl hurried back to the king with her request, "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

25 And she rushed back instantly to the king and requested, saying, I wish you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.

26 And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

26 The king was deeply saddened, yet because of his oaths and his guests he was reluctant to refuse her.

26 And the king was deeply pained and grieved and exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests, he did not want to slight her [by breaking faith with her].

27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

27 So without delay the king sent a soldier and ordered him to bring John's head. The soldier went and beheaded him in prison.

27 And immediately the king sent off one [of the soldiers] of his bodyguard and gave him orders to bring [John's] head. He went and beheaded him in the prison

28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.

28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

28 Then he brought John's head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.

28 And brought his head on a platter and handed it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.

29 When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.

29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

29 When John's disciples heard about this, they came and carried off his body and laid it in a tomb.

29 When his disciples learned of it, they came and took [John's] body and laid it in a tomb.

The Feeding Of Five Thousand

30 The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught.

30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught.

30 The apostles [sent out as missionaries] came back and gathered together to Jesus, and told Him all that they had done and taught.

31 And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)

31 And 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.

31 He told them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest for a while," because so many people were coming and going that they didn't even have time to eat.

31 And He said to them, [ As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while -- "for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat.

32 They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.

32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

32 So they went away in a boat to a deserted place by themselves.

32 And they went away in a boat to a solitary place by themselves.

33 The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.

33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

33 But when many people saw them leave and recognized them, they hurried on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them.

33 Now many [people] saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the surrounding towns, and they got there ahead [of those in the boat].

34 When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

34 When he got out of the boat, he saw a large crowd. He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.

34 As Jesus landed, He saw a great crowd waiting, and He was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.

35 When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said, "This place is desolate and it is already quite late;

35 And 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:

35 When it was quite late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and it's already late.

35 And when the day was already far gone, His disciples came to Him and said, This is a desolate and isolated place, and the hour is now late.

36 send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."

36 Send 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.

36 Send the crowds away so that they can go to the neighboring farms and villages and buy themselves something to eat."

36 Send the crowds away to go into the country and villages round about and buy themselves something to eat.

37 But He answered them, "You give them something to eat!" And they said to Him, "Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?"

37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?

37 But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." They asked him, "Should we go and buy 200 denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?"

37 But He replied to them, Give them something to eat yourselves. And they said to Him, Shall we go and buy 200 denarii [about forty dollars] worth of bread and give it to them to eat?

38 And He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go look!" And when they found out, they said, "Five, and two fish."

38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

38 He asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have? Go and see." They found out and told him, "Five loaves and two fish."

38 And He said to them, How many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they [had looked and] knew, they said, Five [loaves] and two fish.

39 And He commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.

39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

39 Then he ordered them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.

39 Then He commanded the people all to recline on the green grass by companies.

40 They sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.

40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.

40 So they threw themselves down in ranks of hundreds and fifties [with the regularity of an arrangement of beds of herbs, looking like so many garden plots].

41 And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them; and He divided up the two fish among them all.

41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.

41 And taking the five loaves and two fish, He looked up to heaven and, praising God, gave thanks and broke the loaves and kept on giving them to the disciples to set before the people; and He [also] divided the two fish among [them] all.

42 They all ate and were satisfied,

42 And they did all eat, and were filled.

42 All of them ate and were filled.

42 And they all ate and were satisfied.

43 and they picked up twelve full baskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish.

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.

43 Then the disciples picked up twelve baskets full of leftover bread and fish.

43 And they took up twelve [ small hand] baskets full of broken pieces [from the loaves] and of the fish.

44 There were five thousand men who ate the loaves.

44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

44 There were 5,000 men who had eaten the loaves.

44 And those who ate the loaves were 5,000 men.

Jesus Walks On The Water

45 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the crowd away.

45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

45 Jesus immediately had his disciples get into a boat and cross to Bethsaida ahead of him, while he sent the crowd away.

45 And at once He insisted that the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He was sending the throng away.

46 After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.

46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

46 After saying goodbye to them, he went up on a hillside to pray.

46 And after He had taken leave of them, He went off into the hills to pray.

47 When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land.

47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

47 When evening had come, the boat was in the middle of the sea, while he was alone on the land.

47 Now when evening had come, the boat was out in the middle of the lake, and He was by Himself on the land.

48 Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.

48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

48 He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he came to them, walking on the sea. He intended to go up right beside them,

48 And having seen that they were troubled and tormented in [their] rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night [between 3:00-6:00 a.m.] He came to them, walking [directly] on the sea. And He acted as if He meant to pass by them,

49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

49 but when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and began to scream.

49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and raised a [deep, throaty] shriek of terror.

50 for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and said to them, "Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid."

50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

50 All of them saw him and were terrified. Immediately he told them, "Have courage! It's me. Stop being afraid!"

50 For they all saw Him and were agitated (troubled and filled with fear and dread). But immediately He talked with them and said, Take heart! I Am! Stop being alarmed and afraid.

51 Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished,

51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

51 Then he got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped blowing. The disciples were utterly astounded,

51 And He went up into the boat with them, and the wind ceased ( sank to rest as if exhausted by its own beating). And they were astonished exceedingly [beyond measure],

52 for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

52 because they didn't understand the significance of the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened.

52 For they failed to consider or understand [the teaching and meaning of the miracle of] the loaves; [in fact] their hearts had grown callous [had become dull and had lost the power of understanding].

Many Healed At Gennesaret

53 When they had crossed over they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.

53 When they had crossed over, they came ashore at Gennesaret and anchored the boat.

53 And when they had crossed over, they reached the land of Gennesaret and came to [anchor at] the shore.

54 When they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,

54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

54 As soon as they got out of the boat, the people recognized Jesus.

54 As soon as they got out of the boat, [the people] recognized Him,

55 and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to the place they heard He was.

55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

55 They ran all over the countryside and began carrying the sick on their mats to any place where they heard he was.

55 And they ran about the whole countryside, and began to carry around sick people on their sleeping pads or mats to any place where they heard that He was.

56 Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.

56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, 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 made whole.

56 Wherever he went, whether into villages, towns, or farms, people would place their sick in the marketplaces and beg him to let them touch even the tassel of his garment, and everyone who touched it was healed.

56 And wherever He came into villages or cities or the country, they would lay the sick in the marketplaces and beg Him that they might touch even the fringe of His outer garment, and as many as touched Him were restored to health.



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