Mark 8



The Feeding Of Four Thousand

1 In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them,

1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,

1 At that time, after a large crowd again had gathered together with nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples and told them,

1 In those days when [again] an immense crowd had gathered and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and told them,

2 "I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.

2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

2 "I have compassion for the crowd, because they've already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat.

2 I have pity and sympathy for the people and My heart goes out to them, for they have been with Me now three days and have nothing [left] to eat;

3 "If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance."

3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

3 If I send them away to their homes hungry, they'll faint on the road. Some of them have come a long distance."

3 And if I send them away to their homes hungry, they will be feeble through exhaustion and faint along the road; and some of them have come a long way.

4 And His disciples answered Him, "Where will anyone be able to find enough bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?"

4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

4 His disciples answered him, "Where could anyone get enough bread to feed these people out here in the wilderness?"

4 And His disciples replied to Him, How can anyone fill and satisfy [these people] with loaves of bread here in [this] desolate and uninhabited region?

5 And He was asking them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven."

5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

5 He asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" "Seven," they said.

5 And He asked them, How many loaves have you? They said, Seven.

6 And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people.

6 And 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.

6 So he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and gave thanks. He broke them in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples to distribute. So they served them to the crowd.

6 And He commanded the multitude to recline upon the ground, and He [then] took the seven loaves [of bread] and, having given thanks, He broke them and kept on giving them to His disciples to put before [the people], and they placed them before the crowd.

7 They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well.

7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.

7 They also had a few small fish. He blessed them and said that the fish should also be distributed.

7 And they had a few small fish; and when He had praised God and given thanks and asked Him to bless them [to their use], He ordered that these also should be set before [them].

8 And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces.

8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.

8 The people ate and were filled. Then the disciples picked up the leftover pieces seven large baskets full.

8 And they ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven [ large provision] baskets full of the broken pieces left over.

9 About four thousand were there; and He sent them away.

9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

9 Now about 4,000 men were there. Then he sent them on their way.

9 And there were about 4,000 people. And He dismissed them,

10 And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of Dalmanutha.

10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

10 Then he told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, some people standing here will not experience death until they see the kingdom of God arrive with power."

10 And at once He got into the boat with His disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha (or Magdala).

Pharisees Demand A Sign

11 The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.

11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

11 Immediately he got into a boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.

11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with and question Him, demanding from Him a sign (an attesting miracle from heaven) [maliciously] to test Him.

12 Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

12 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.

12 The Pharisees arrived and began arguing with Jesus. They tested him by demanding from him a sign from heaven.

12 And He groaned and sighed deeply in His spirit and said, Why does this generation demand a sign? Positively I say to you, no sign shall be given this generation.

13 Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side.

13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.

13 He sighed deeply in his spirit and remarked, "Why do those living today demand a sign? I tell all of you with certainty, no sign will be given to this generation."

13 And He went away and left them and, getting into the boat again, He departed to the other side.

Beware The Leaven Of The Pharisees And Herod

14 And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them.

14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

14 Leaving them, he got into a boat again and crossed to the other side.

14 Now they had [ completely] forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.

15 And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

15 Now the disciples had forgotten to take any bread along, but they had one loaf with them in the boat.

15 And Jesus [repeatedly and expressly] charged and admonished them, saying, Look out; keep on your guard and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod and the Herodians.

16 They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.

16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.

16 Jesus had been warning them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"

16 And they discussed it and reasoned with one another, It is because we have no bread.

17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?

17 And 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?

17 So they were discussing with one another the fact that they didn't have any bread.

17 And being aware [of it], Jesus said to them, Why are you reasoning and saying it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet discern or understand? Are your hearts in [a settled state of] hardness?

18 "HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR? And do you not remember,

18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

18 Knowing this, Jesus asked them, "Why are you discussing the fact that you don't have any bread? Don't you understand or perceive yet? Are your hearts hardened?

18 Having eyes, do you not see [with them], and having ears, do you not hear and perceive and understand the sense of what is said? And do you not remember?

19 when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."

19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

19 Do you have eyes, but fail to see? Do you have ears, but fail to hear? Don't you remember?

19 When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many [ small hand] baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They said to Him, Twelve.

20 "When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."

20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

20 When I broke the five loaves for the 5,000, how many baskets did you fill with leftover pieces?" They told him, "Twelve."

20 And [when I broke] the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many [ large provision] baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? And they said to Him, Seven.

21 And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?"

21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

21 "When I broke the seven loaves for the 4,000, how many large baskets did you fill with the leftover pieces?" They told him, "Seven."

21 And He kept repeating, Do you not yet understand?

A Blind Man Healed At Bethsaida

22 And they came to Bethsaida And they brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him.

22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

22 Then he asked them, "Don't you understand yet?"

22 And they came to Bethsaida. And [people] brought to Him a blind man and begged Him to touch him.

23 Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"

23 And 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 ought.

23 As they came to Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged him to touch him.

23 And He caught the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands upon him, He asked him, Do you [ possibly] see anything?

24 And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around."

24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

24 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. He spit into his eyes, placed his hands on him, and asked him, "Do you see anything?"

24 And he looked up and said, I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking.

25 Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.

25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

25 The man looked up and said, "I see people, but they look like trees walking around."

25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again; and the man looked intently [that is, fixed his eyes on definite objects], and he was restored and saw everything distinctly [even what was at a distance].

26 And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village."

26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

26 Then Jesus placed his hands on the man's eyes again, and he saw clearly. His sight was restored, and he saw everything perfectly, even from a distance.

26 And He sent him away to his house, telling [him], Do not [even] enter the village or tell anyone there.

Peter's Confession At Caesarea Philippi

27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, "Who do people say that I am?"

27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?

27 Then Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village or tell anyone in the village."

27 And Jesus went on with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, Who do people say that I am?

28 They told Him, saying, "John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets."

28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

28 Then Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he was asking his disciples, "Who do people say I am?"

28 And they answered [Him], John the Baptist; and others [say], Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.

29 And He continued by questioning them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said to Him, "You are the Christ."

29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

29 They answered him, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others one of the prophets."

29 And He asked them, But who do you yourselves say that I am? Peter replied to Him, You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

30 And He warned them to tell no one about Him.

30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

30 Then he began to ask them, "But who do you say I am?"

30 And He charged them sharply to tell no one about Him.

Jesus Predicts His Death And Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

31 And 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.

31 Peter answered him, "You are the Messiah!" Jesus sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must of necessity suffer many things and be tested and disapproved and rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be put to death, and after three days rise again [ from death].

32 And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

32 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man would have to suffer a great deal and be rejected by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes. Then he would be killed, but after three days he would rise again.

32 And He said this freely (frankly, plainly, and explicitly, making it unmistakable). And Peter took Him by the hand and led Him aside and then [facing Him] began to rebuke Him.

33 But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."

33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

33 He was speaking about this matter quite openly.

33 But turning around [His back to Peter] and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, Get behind Me, Satan! For you do not have a mind intent on promoting what God wills, but what pleases men [you are not on God's side, but that of men].

Taking Up One's Cross To Follow Jesus

34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

34 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.

34 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, Jesus rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind me, Satan, because you're not thinking God's thoughts, but human thoughts!"

34 And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [ joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

35 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

35 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.

35 Then Jesus called the crowd to himself along with his disciples and told them, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously,

35 For whoever wants to save his [ higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel's will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God].

36 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

36 because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.

36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]?

37 "For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

37 What profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?

37 For what can a man give as an exchange ( a compensation, a ransom, in return) for his [blessed] life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]?

38 "For 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."

38 Whosoever 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.

38 Indeed, what can a person give in exchange for his life?

38 For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and [preeminently] sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels.



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