1 In those days, there being again a very great multitude, and they having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to Him, 2 and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, for they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: 3 and if I send them away fasting to their own home, they will faint by the way; for some of them are come from far.
4 And his disciples answered Him, From whence can one satisfy these people with bread here in a desert?
5 And He asked them, How many loaves have ye? and they said, Seven. 6 And He ordered the people to sit down upon the ground: and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and brake them, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the multitude. 7 And they had a few small fishes: and He blessed them, and bid them set them also before the people. 8 And they did eat and were satisfied: and they took up what were left, to wit of fragments seven baskets: 9 and they that had eaten were about four thousand. And then He dismissed them. 10 And going directly on board a ship with his disciples, He came into the parts of Dalmanutha:
11 and the pharirisees came forth, and began to dispute with Him, desiring of Him a sign from heaven, tempting Him. 12 And He sighing deeply in his spirit, saith, Why doth this generation require a sign? Verily I tell you, There shall no sign be given to this generation. 13 So He left them, and went on board the ship again, and departed to the other side.
14 And his disciples had forgot to take bread, neither had they any more than one loaf with them in the ship. 15 And therefore as He was giving them a charge, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod,
16 they argued one with another, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17 And Jesus knowing it saith unto them, What are ye reasoning about? because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet discern nor understand? have ye your heart still hardened? 18 Have ye eyes, and do not see? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did ye take up? They answer, Twelve.
20 And when I divided the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? and they said, Seven.
21 And He said unto them, How is it then that ye do not understand?
22 Then He cometh to Bethsaida, where they brought to Him a blind man, and begged of Him that He would touch him. 23 And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and having spit on his eyes, He laid his hands upon him, and asked him, If he saw any thing.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men (as it were trees) walking.
25 Then He put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored to sight, and saw them all plainly. 26 And He sent him away to his house, and said, Neither go into the town, nor tell any one in the town.
27 Then Jesus and his disciples went out into the towns of Cesarea Philippi: and by the way He asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I am?
28 And they answered, Some say, John the baptist; and others, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.
29 And He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answered and saith, Thou art the Christ.
30 And He charged them, that they should say this to no one concerning Him:
31 and began to tell them, that the Son of man must suffer much; and be rejected by the elders, and chief priests, and scribes; and be put to death: and after three days rise again. 32 And this He spake plainly and openly. Upon which Peter began to rebuke Him.
33 But He turned about and looking on his disciples reproved Peter, saying, Get thee behind me Satan; for thou savourest not the things of God, but the things that be of men.
34 And calling the people and his disciples to Him, He said unto them, Whosoever is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me: 35 for he that would save his life, shall lose it; but he that would lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 or what shall a man give as a ransom for his soul? 38 for whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this degenerate and sinful age, of him will the Son of man be also ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels.