THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
4. Being Despised by Men
1 And He went out from there and acame into His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to 1teach in the asynagogue; and many hearing were bastounded, saying, Where did this man get these things? And what is this wisdom given to this man, and how is it that such works of power take place through His hands?
3 Is not this the 1carpenter, the son of Mary, and abrother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were bstumbled in Him.
4 And Jesus said to them, A aprophet is not without honor except in his own country and among his own relatives and in his own house.
5 And He could 1not do any work of power there, except to alay His hands upon a few of the sick and 2heal them.
6 And He amarveled because of their unbelief; and He went around the bvillages in a circuit, teaching.
5. Sending the Disciples
7 And He acalled the twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two and gave them 1bauthority over the unclean spirits;
8 And He charged them not to atake anything for the journey except only a staff: 1no bread, no bag, no money in their belt;
9 But to have sandals tied on; and said, Do not put on two 1tunics.
10 And He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, there remain until you 1depart from that place.
11 And whatever place does not receive you nor hear you, as you go out from there, ashake off the dust under your feet for a testimony 1against them.
12 And they went forth and 1aproclaimed that men should brepent,
13 And they 1cast out many demons and aanointed many of the sick with oil and healed them.
6. The Martyrdom of the Forerunner
14 And King Herod aheard of it, for His name had become known, and they said, bJohn the baptizer has been raised from the dead, and because of this these works of power 1are operating through him.
15 But others said, He is aElijah; and others said, He is a bprophet, like one of the prophets.
16 But Herod, hearing of it, said, He whom I abeheaded, John, this one was raised!
17 For Herod himself had sent men and seized John and bound him in aprison on account of bHerodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.
18 For John had been saying to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have the wife of your abrother.
19 Thus, Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to kill him and could not,
20 For Herod feared aJohn, knowing that he was a brighteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed yet cheard him gladly.
21 And an opportune day came, when Herod on his abirthday made a bbanquet for his courtiers and the commanders and the leading men of Galilee.
22 And when the daughter of Herodias herself entered and danced, she pleased Herod and those reclining at table with him. The king said to the girl, Ask of me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.
23 And he swore to her earnestly, Whatever you ask of me, I will give to you, up to ahalf of my kingdom.
24 And she went out and said to her mother, What should I ask for? And she said, The head of John the baptizer.
25 And coming in aimmediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.
26 And the king was very grieved, yet because of the oaths and those reclining at table, he did not want to refuse her.
27 And aimmediately the king sent a guard and ordered him to bring his head. And he went out and 1bbeheaded him in the prison,
28 And brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
29 And when his adisciples heard about it, they came and took his corpse and put it in a tomb.
7. Feeding the Five Thousand
30 And the aapostles gathered together to Jesus and breported to Him all that they did and all that they taught.
31 And He said to them, Come by yourselves privately to a adeserted place and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they did 1not even have opportunity to beat.
32 1And they awent away in the boat to a deserted place privately.
33 And many saw them going away and arecognized them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities and got there before them.
34 And getting out, He saw a great crowd, and He was 1moved with acompassion for them because they were like sheep not having a shepherd, and He began to teach them many things.
35 And when the hour had already become late, His disciples came to Him and said, This place is deserted, and the hour is already late;
36 aSend them away so that they may go into the surrounding fields and villages and buy for themselves something to eat.
37 But He answered and said to them, You agive them something to eat. And they said to Him, Shall we go away and buy two hundred 1denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?
38 And He said to them, aHow many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they found out, they said, Five, and two fish.
39 And He ordered them to have all recline 1by companies on the green grass.
40 And they sat down 1in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And He took the five loaves and the two fish and, alooking up to heaven, He bblessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among all.
42 And they all ate and were satisfied.
43 And they took up 1twelve full handbaskets of the broken pieces of bread and of the fish.
44 And those who had eaten the loaves were five thousand men.
8. Walking on the Sea
45 1And aimmediately He bcompelled His disciples to step into the boat and cgo before to the other side, toward dBethsaida, while He sent the crowd away.
46 And after He said farewell to them, He went away to the amountain to 1bpray.
47 And when evening fell, the aboat was in the midst of the sea and He was alone on the land.
48 And seeing them distressed as they rowed, for the wind was contrary to them, He came toward them about the fourth watch of the night, 1walking on the sea, and He intended to pass by them.
49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they thought that it was a ghost, and they cried out,
50 For they all saw Him and were astartled. But bimmediately He spoke with them and said to them, Take ccourage. 1It is I. Do not be dafraid.
51 And He went up unto them into the boat, and the wind aceased. And they were greatly bastonished in themselves beyond measure,
52 For they did not aunderstand concerning the loaves, but rather their heart was hardened.
9. Healing Everywhere
53 And they acrossed over to the land and came to bGennesaret and moored there.
54 And when they came out of the boat, aimmediately the people brecognized Him,
55 And they ran about that whole region and began to carry around on amats those who were ill to any place where they heard that He was.
56 And wherever He entered into avillages or into cities or into the countryside, they laid those who were sick in the bmarketplaces and begged Him that they might touch if even the 1fringe of His garment; and as many as ctouched Him were 2healed.