that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves
3For Herod had laid hold on John,
and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
4For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they
counted him as a prophet.
6But when Herod's
birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
7Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
8And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's
head in a charger.
9And the king was sorry:
nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought
it to her mother.
12And his disciples came,
and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed
him on foot out of the cities.
went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert
place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16But Jesus said unto them, They need not
depart; give ye them to eat.
17And they say
unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
said, Bring them hither to me.
19And he commanded
the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed,
and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that
remained twelve baskets full.
21And they that
had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
22And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the
other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there
24But the ship was now in the midst
of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and
they cried out for fear.
Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on
the water, to go to Jesus.
30But when he saw
the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto
him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
35And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that
country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
36And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made