1 AND he departed thence, and came into his own country. And his disciples followed him. 2 And when it was the sabbath, he taught in the synagogue; and many heard him and were astonished, and said, Whence has this man these things? and what is the wisdom given to him? And [what are] these mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter? the son of Mary? and a brother of James, and Joset, and Judas, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended with him.
4 And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and with his relations, and in his own house. 5 And he could not do any mighty work there, except that he laid hands on a few sick persons, and cured them. 6 And he wondered at their unbelief. And he went about the villages in order, teaching. 7 And he called the twelve, and sent them out two and two, and gave them power over impure spirits; 8 and charged them to take nothing for the way, except a staff only; not bread, nor a provision sack, nor copper in the girdle, 9 but to wear sandals, and not to put on two coats. 10 And he said to them, Where you enter into a house, there remain till you go out thence. 11 And whatever place will not receive you, nor hear you, when you go out thence shake off the dust which is under your feet for a testimony to them.
12 And going out, they preached that [men] should change their minds, 13 and cast out many demons, and anointed many sick persons with oil, and cured them.
14 And Herod the king, heard [of Jesus], for his name was widely known, and said, John the Baptist has risen from the dead; and on this account the mighty works are performed by him. 15 But others said, he is Elijah; and others said, He is a prophet, like one of the prophets.
16 But Herod hearing of him, said, This is John whom I beheaded; he has been raised up. 17 For Herod had sent and taken John, and, put him bound in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her. 18 For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife. 19 And Herodias was displeased with him, and wished to kill him, but was not able. 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he preserved him, and hearing him, did many things, and heard him gladly.
21 And on a convenient day, when Herod made a supper in honor of his birthday, for his great men, and the chiliarchs, and the first men of Galilee, 22 the daughter of this Herodias came in and danced, and pleased Herod, and those that reclined with him. And the king said to the girl, Ask me what you will and I will give it to you; 23 and he swore to her, Whatever you shall ask of me I will give you, to half of my kingdom.
24 And she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
25 And coming in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I wish you to give me immediately on a plate the head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king was extremely sorry, but on account of the oaths, and those reclining with him, he was not willing to refuse her. 27 And the king immediately sending an executioner, commanded him to bring his head. And he went out and beheaded him in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a plate, and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 And his disciples hearing of it, came and took up his body, and laid it in a tomb.
30 And the apostles came together to Jesus and reported to him all things, both what they had done and what instructions they had given. 31 And he said to them, Come to a solitary place by yourselves, and rest a little; for many were coming and going, and there was no convenient time to eat. 32 And they went away to a solitary place in the ship by themselves. 33 And many saw them going, and knew them; and they ran together there from all the cities on foot, and went before them. 34 And going out he saw a great multitude, and had compassion on them, for they were as sheep not having a shepherd; and he taught them much.
35 And when much time had already passed, his disciples came to him and said, This is a solitary place, and much time has already passed; 36 dismiss them, that they may go to the farms and villages around, and buy them something to eat.
37 And he answered and said to them, Give them something to eat. And they said to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii [$28] worth of bread, and give them to eat?
38 And he said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And knowing, they said, Five, and two fishes.
39 And he commanded them to cause all to recline in companies on the green grass. 40 And they sat down in squares, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them. And he divided the two fishes to all. 42 And they all eat, and were filled; 43 and they took up of fragments twelve traveling-baskets full, and of the fishes. 44 And they that eat the bread were five thousand men.
45 And he immediately constrained his disciples to go into the ship, and to go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the multitude; 46 and having dismissed them, he went away to the mountain to pray. 47 And when it was evening, the ship was in the midst of the lake, and he alone on the land. 48 And seeing them troubled to proceed, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them walking on the lake, and wished to pass by them. 49 And seeing him walking on the lake, they thought it was an apparition, and cried out, 50 for they all saw and were troubled. And immediately he spoke with them, and said to them, Be of good courage; it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased, and they were astonished in themselves above measure, and wondered; 52 for they understood not concerning the bread, for their heart was hardened.
53 And crossing over they came to the land of Gennesaret, and came to anchor. 54 And going out of the ship, they immediately knew him, 55 and ran about through that whole country, and brought those that were sick on beds where they heard that he was. 56 And wherever he went, in villages, or cities, or country places, they placed the sick in the markets, and besought him that they might touch the fringe of his garment, and as many as touched him were cured.