THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
13. Feeding the Four Thousand
1 1In those days, since there was again a great crowd and they did not have anything to eat, He called the disciples to Him and asaid to them,
2 I am 1moved with compassion for the crowd, because for three days now they have 1remained with Me and they do 1not have anything to eat.
3 And if I send them away to their home hungry, they will 1faint on the way; and some of them have 1come from a distance.
4 And His disciples answered Him, Where will anyone be able to get enough to satisfy these people with bread here in this desolate place?
5 And He asked them, How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven.
6 And He charged the crowd to recline on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, He agave thanks and broke them, and gave them to His disciples to set before them, and they set them before the crowd.
7 And they had a few small fish, and having blessed them, He said that these also should be set before them.
8 And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the asurplus of broken pieces, 1seven baskets.
9 And 1there were about four thousand people. And He sent them away.
10 And aimmediately He got into the boat with His disciples and came into the parts of 1Dalmanutha.
14. Not Giving a Sign to the Pharisees
11 1And the 2aPharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a 3bsign from heaven and ctempting Him.
12 And He 1agroaned deeply in His spirit and said, Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I tell you, 2No sign shall be given to this generation.
13 And leaving them, He again got into a boat and went away to the other side.
15. Warning concerning the Leaven
of the Pharisees and of Herod
14 And they forgot to take bread, and except for one loaf, they did not have any with them in the boat.
15 And He charged them, saying, Watch! Beware of the 1aleaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of bHerod.
16 And they reasoned with one another, 1saying, It is because we do not have bread.
17 And Jesus, aknowing it, said to them, Why are you reasoning because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor bunderstand? Do you have your heart chardened?
18 Having eyes, do you anot see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
19 When I broke the afive loaves for the five thousand, how many handbaskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They said to Him, Twelve.
20 And when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets filled with broken pieces did you take up? And they said, aSeven.
21 And He said to them, Do you not yet aunderstand?
16. Healing a Blind Man in Bethsaida
22 And they came to aBethsaida. And they brought to Him a 1blind man and entreated Him to touch him.
23 And He 1atook hold of the hand of the blind man and 2led him forth outside the village. And He 3bspat on his eyes and 4claid His hands on him and asked him, Do you see anything?
24 And he looked up and said, I 1see men, for I see them as trees, walking.
25 Then again He laid His hands upon his eyes, and the man looked intently and was 1restored, and he began to see all things clearly.
26 And He sent him to his house, saying, Do 1not even enter into the 2village.
17. Unveiling His Death and Resurrection
the First Time
27 1And Jesus and His disciples went out into the villages of aCaesarea Philippi. And on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, bWho do men say that I am?
28 And they told Him, saying, aJohn the Baptist; and others, bElijah; but others, one of the prophets.
29 And He questioned them, But you, who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said to Him, You are the aChrist!
30 And He charged them 1not to tell aanyone concerning Him.
31 1And He abegan to teach them that the bSon of Man must suffer many things and be crejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be dkilled and after ethree days frise.
32 And He spoke this word aopenly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
33 But turning around and looking at His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, Get behind Me, aSatan! For you are not setting your bmind on the things of God, but on the things of men.
34 And He called the crowd to Him with His disciples and said to them, If anyone wants to follow after Me, let him deny himself and take up his across and follow Me.
35 For whoever wants to save his asoul-life shall lose it; but whoever will lose his soul-life for My sake and the bgospel's shall save it.
36 For what does it profit a man to again the whole world and forfeit his soul-life?
37 For what could a man give in aexchange for his soul-life?
38 For whoever is aashamed of Me and of My words in this badulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him when He ccomes in the glory of His Father with the dholy angels.