1 And at that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus, 2 and he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore miracles are wrought in him.
3 For Herod having arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison, on account of Herodias the wife of his brother Philip. 4 For John said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5 And wishing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because they esteemed him as a prophet.
6 Herod's birthday being celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod; 7 consequently with an oath he promised to give to her whatsoever she might ask. 8 And being instigated by her mother, she says, Give me the head of John the Baptist here in a charger. 9 And the king was grieved; nevertheless on account of his oaths, and those who were sitting with him, he commanded it to be given. 10 And sending, he beheaded John in prison; 11 and his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother. 12 And His disciples, having come, took the body, and buried it; and having come they proclaimed it to Jesus.
13 And Jesus hearing, departed thence in a ship privately into a desert place. And the multitudes hearing, followed Him on foot from the cities. 14 And Jesus having come out saw a great multitude; and was moved with compassion in their behalf, and healed their sick.
15 And it being evening, His disciples came to Him saying, It is a desert place, and the hour is already advanced; therefore send away the multitudes, that they having gone into the villages, may purchase for themselves victuals.
16 And Jesus said to them, They have no need to go away; you give them to eat.
17 And they say to Him, We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes.
18 And He said, Bring them hither to me. 19 And commanding the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, He blessed them; and breaking, gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 20 And all ate, and were filled: and they took up the remainder of the fragments twelve baskets full. 21 And the men eating were about five thousand, besides women and children.
22 And Jesus immediately constrained His disciples to embark into the ship and go before Him to the other side, until he can send away the multitudes. 23 And having dismissed the multitudes He went up into the mountain alone, to pray. And it being evening He was there alone. 24 And the ship was already midsea, laboring by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25 And at the fourth watch of the night, He came to them, walking on the sea. 26 And the disciples seeing Him walking on the sea, were afrighted, saying, It is a specter; and they cried out from fear.
27 And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; I am here; fear not.
28 And Peter responding said, Lord, if thou art there, command me to come to thee on the waters.
29 And He said, Come. And Peter having come down from the ship, walked on the waters, and came toward Jesus. 30 And seeing the wind strong, became alarmed; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And Jesus immediately reaching out His hand, received him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And they having come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the ship having come worshiped Him, saying, Truly thou art the Son of God.
34 And crossing over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And the men of that place recognizing Him, sent into all the surrounding country and brought to Him all the sick; 36 and they continued to intreat Him that they should only touch the hem of His garment: and so many as touched were thoroughly saved.