1 AT that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2 and said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is raised from the dead; and on that account the mighty works are performed by him.
3 For Herod having seized John, had bound him, and put him in prison, on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. 4 For John had said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her. 5 And he wished to kill him; but feared the people, because they regarded him as a prophet.
6 And Herod's birthday being kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod, 7 on account of which he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask; 8 and she, having been put forward by her mother, said, Give me here on a plate the head of John the Baptist. 9 And the king was sorry; but on account of the oath, and those reclining with him, he commanded it to be given. 10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison; 11 and his head was brought on a plate and given to the girl, and she carried it to her mother. 12 And his disciples went and took up the body and buried it, and came and told Jesus.
13 And when Jesus heard of it he departed thence in a ship to a solitary place by himself. And the multitudes hearing of it followed him on foot from the cities. 14 And going out he saw a great multitude, and had compassion on them, and cured their sick.
15 And when it was evening his disciples came to him, saying, The place is solitary, and the hour is already past; dismiss the multitudes that they may go to the villages and buy themselves food.
16 But Jesus said to them, They need not go away; give them food to eat.
17 And they said to him, We have here only five loaves and two fishes.
18 And he said, Bring them here to me. 19 And commanding the multitudes to sit down on the grass, he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and, looking up to heaven, blessed them, and having broken them gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 20 And they all eat and were filled; and they took up the fragments which remained over, twelve travelling-baskets full; 21 and those that eat were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 And he immediately constrained the disciples to go into a ship and go before him to the other side, till he should dismiss the multitudes. 23 And having dismissed the multitudes, he went on a mountain by himself to pray. And when it was evening he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the lake tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them walking on the lake. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were troubled and said, It is an apparition; and they cried out for fear.
27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Be of good courage; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered and said to him, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.
29 And he said, Come. And Peter going down from the ship walked on the waters to go to Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind strong he was afraid; and beginning to sink, cried, saying, Lord save me!
31 and Jesus immediately stretching out his hand, took hold of him and said, Man of little faith, why did you doubt? 32 And when they entered into the ship, the wind ceased; 33 and those in the ship came and worshipped him; saying, Truly you are the Son of God.
34 And having crossed over, they came to Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place knew him, they sent to all the country around, and brought to him all that were sick, 36 and requested of him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were entirely cured.