1 In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, He called to Him His disciples and saith to them, 2 "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat; 3 and, if I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; and some of them are from afar."
4 And His disciples answered Him, "Whence will any one be able to satisfy these men with bread, here in a desert place?"
5 And He asked them, "how many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven." 6 And He commandeth the multitude to sit down on the ground; and, taking the seven loaves, having given thanks, He broke, and was giving to the disciples, to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. 7 And they had a few small fishes; and, having blessed them, He commanded to set these also before them. 8 And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up, of the pieces that remained over, seven baskets. 9 And they were about four thousand; and He sent them away. 10 And straightway, entering into the boat with His disciples, He came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came out, and began to discuss with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, tempting Him. 12 And, sighing deeply in His spirit, He saith, "Why does this generation seek a sign? verily I say to you, there shall no sign be given to this generation." 13 And, leaving them, He again embarked, and departed to the other side.
14 And they forgot to take bread; and, except one loaf, they had nothing in the boat with them. 15 And He was charging them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod."
16 And they were reasoning one with another, "It is because we have no bread!" 17 And perceiving it, He saith to them, "Why are ye reasoning because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive, nor understand? Have ye your heart hardened? 18 Having eyes, do ye see not? and, having ears, do ye hear not? And, do ye not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did ye take up?" They say to Him "Twelve."
20 "And, when the seven among the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did ye take up?" And, they said, "Seven."
21 And He said to them, "Do ye not yet understand?"
22 And they come to Bethsaida. And they bring to Him a blind man, and beseech Him to touch him. 23 And, taking hold of the blind man's hand, He brought him out of the village; and, spitting in his eyes, and putting His hands upon him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"
24 And, looking up, he said, "I behold men, because I see them as trees walking."
25 Then again He put His hands on his eyes, and he looked steadily, and was restored, and was seeing all things distinctly. 26 And He sent him away to his house, saying, "Do not even enter into the village."
27 And Jesus went forth, and His disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And, on the way, He asked His disciples, saying to them, "Who do men say that I am?"
28 And they told Him, saying, 'John the Immerser;' and others, 'Elijah;' but others, 'One of the prophets.'"
29 And He asked them, "But Who do ye say that I am?" Peter, answering, says to Him, "Thou art the Christ."
30 And He charged them that they should tell no one concerning Him.
31 And He began to teach them, that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And He spake the saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him.
33 But He, turning about, and seeing the disciples, rebuked Peter, and saith, "Get behind Me, Satan; because you are not minding the things of God, but the things of men."
34 And, calling the multitude to Him with His disciples, He said to them, "If any one wishes to come after Me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whosoever would save his soul shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his soul for My sake and the Gospel's, shall save it. 36 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and suffer damage as to his soul? 37 Or what could a man give as an exchange for his soul? 38 For whosoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."