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14:1 At that season Herod1 the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,
14:2 and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore do these powers work in him1.
14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison1 for the sake of Herodias2, his brother Philip's wife.
14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her1.
14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude1, because they counted him as a prophet.
14:6 But when Herod's birthday came1, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst2, and pleased Herod.
14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should ask1.
14:8 And she, being put forward by her mother1, saith, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist2.
14:9 And the king was grieved1; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given;
14:11 And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother1.
14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him1; and they went and told Jesus.
14:13 Now when Jesus heard [it]1, he withdrew from thence in a boat, to a desert place apart: and when the multitudes heard [thereof,] they followed him on foot from the cities2.
B. FEEDING THE FIVE THOUSAND. Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:33-44; Luke 9:11-17; John 6:2-14
14:15 And when even was come1, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.
14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes1.
14:19 And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass1; and he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed2, and brake and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.
14:20 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained1 over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.
14:21 And they that did eat were about five thousand men1, besides women and children.
14:22 And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away1.
14:23 And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray1: and when even was come, he was there alone.
14:24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea1, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary2.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea1.
14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear.
14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying Be of good cheer; it is I1; be not afraid2.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said1, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto the upon the waters.
14:30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid1; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt1?
14:34 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, unto Gennesaret1.
These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages.