Matthew 14

CHAPTER 14

John the Baptist is Beheaded

In that time [4heard 1Herod 2the 3tetrarch] the report of Jesus. And he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and because of this the works of power are exerted in him. For Herod having held John, bound him and put him in prison, on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother. [3said 1For 4to him 2John], It is not allowed to you to have her. And wanting to kill him, he feared the multitude, for [3as 4a prophet 2him 1they held]. And a birthday being celebrated of Herod, [4danced 1the 2daughter 3of Herodias] in the midst, and she pleased Herod. Whereupon with an oath he acknowledged to give to her what ever she asked. And she, being forced by her mother -- Give to me, she says, here upon a platter the head of John the Baptist! And [3fretted 1the 2king], but on account of the oaths, and the ones reclining together with him, he bid it to be given. 10 And having sent forth, he beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought upon a platter, and was given to the young woman. And she brought it to her mother. 12 And [2having come 1his disciples] carried the body, and buried it. And having come, they reported to Jesus.

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 And [2having heard 1Jesus] withdrew from there in a boat unto a desolate place in private. And having heard, the multitudes followed him on foot from the cities. 14 And having come forth, Jesus beheld a great multitude, and he was moved with compassion over them, and he cured their ill ones. 15 And evening having become, there came forward to him his disciples, saying, [3is desolate 1The 2place], and the hour already went by; dismiss the multitudes, that having gone forth into the towns they should buy foods for themselves! 16  But Jesus said to them, No need do they have to go forth, you give to them yourselves something to eat! 17 And they say to him, We do not have anything here except for five bread loaves and two fishes. 18 And he said, Bring them to me here! 19 And having bid the multitudes to lie down upon the grass, and having taken the five bread loaves, and the two fishes, having looked up into the heaven, he blessed. And having broken, he gave to the disciples the bread loaves, and the disciples to the multitudes. 20 And all ate and were filled. And they lifted the abounding pieces -- twelve hampers full. 21 And the ones having eaten were [3men 1about 2five thousand], apart from women and children. 22 And immediately [2compelled 1Jesus] his disciples to step into the boat, and to lead before him unto the other side, until of which he should dismiss the multitudes. 23 And having dismissed the multitudes, he ascended into the mountain in private to pray. And evening being come, [3alone 1he was 2there]. 24 And the boat [2already 3in the midst 4of the 5sea 1was], being tormented by the waves; [4was 1for 5adverse 2the 3wind]. 25 And the fourth watch of the night [2went forth 3to 4them 1Jesus] walking upon the sea. 26 And [3seeing 4him 1the 2disciples 6upon 7the 8sea 5walking] were disturbed, saying that, It is a phantom! And from the fear they cried out. 27 And immediately [2spoke 3to them 1Jesus], saying, Courage! I am he, do not be fearful!

Peter Walks upon the Water

28 And responding to him, Peter said, O Lord, if you are he, bid me to come to you upon the waters! 29 And he said, Come! And [2descending 3from 4the 5boat 1Peter] walked upon the waters to go to Jesus. 30 But seeing the [2wind 1strong], he feared. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, O Lord, save me! 31 And immediately Jesus having stretched out the hand took hold of him, and says to him, O one of little belief, for why did you hesitate? 32 And of their stepping into the boat, [3abated 1the 2wind]. 33 And the ones in the boat having come did obeisance to him, saying, Truly [3of God 2son 1you are]. 34 And having passed through, they came unto the land of Gennesaret. 35 And having recognized him, the men of that place sent into all [2round about place 1that], and they brought to him all the ones [2illnesses 1having]. 36 And they enjoined him that only they might touch the decorative hem of his cloak. And as many as touched were delivered.
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