Mark 6

Rejection at Nazareth

1He a went away from there and came to His hometown, b and His disciples c followed Him. 2When the Sabbath d came, He began to teach e in the
synagogue(s): A place where the Jewish people met for prayer, worship and teaching of the Scriptures
synagogue, g and many who heard Him were astonished. “Where did this man get these things?” they said. “What is this wisdom h given to Him, and how are these miracles i performed by His hands?
3 Isn’t this the carpenter, j the son of Mary, k and the brother of James, l Joses, Judas, m and Simon? And aren’t His sisters here with us?” So they were
cause the downfall of/ causes to sin: The Greek word skandalizo has a root meaning of "snare" or "trap," but has no real English counterpart.
offended o by Him.

4 Then Jesus said to them, “A prophet p is not without honor q except in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his household. 5 So He was not able to do any miracles
Lit miracle
s there, except that He laid His hands on t a few sick u people and healed v them.
6 And He was amazed w at their unbelief. x

Commissioning the Twelve

Now He was going around the villages in a circuit, teaching. y
7He z summoned aa the Twelve ab and began to send ac them out in pairs and gave them authority over
unclean: When something is clean, it is holy or acceptable to God. When it is unclean, it is unholy (such as an unclean spirit). The term can be used in a ritual sense to apply to moral standards for living.
unclean ae spirits. af
8He instructed them to take nothing for the road except a walking stick: no bread, no traveling bag, ag no money in their belts. 9They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt. ah 10 Then He said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that place. 11 If any place does not welcome ai you and people refuse to listen to you, when you leave there, shake the dust off your feet aj as a testimony ak against them.”
Other mss add I assure you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom or Gomorrah on judgment day than for that town.

12 So they went out and preached am that people should repent. an 13 And they were driving out many demons, ao anointing ap many sick aq people with olive oil, ar and healing them. as

John the Baptist Beheaded

14 King at
Herod/Herodians: The name of the Idumean family ruling Palestine from 37 b.c. to a.d. 95; the main rulers from this family mentioned in the NT are: Herod Antipas(4 b.c.-a.d. 39) son of Herod the Great; ruled one-fourth of his father's kingdom (Galilee and Perea); killed John the Baptist and mocked Jesus; Herod I (37 b.c.-4 b.c.) also known as Herod the Great; built the great temple in Jerusalem and massacred the male babies in Bethlehem; Herod Agrippa I (A.D. 3744) The grandson of Herod the Great; he beheaded James the apostle and imprisoned Peter; Herod Agrippa II (A.D. 52ca 95) The great-grandson of Herod the Great; he heard Paul's defense. Herodians were political supporters of Herod the Great and his family
Herod av heard of this, because Jesus’ name aw had become well known. Some
Other mss read He
said, “John the Baptist ay has been raised from the dead, az and that’s why supernatural powers ba are at work bb in him.”
15 But others said, “He’s Elijah.” bc Still others said, “He’s a prophet
Lit Others said, “A prophet
– like one of the prophets.” be

16When Herod bf heard of it, he said, “John, bg the one I beheaded, has been raised!” bh 17 For bi Herod himself had given orders to arrest John and to chain bj him in prison on account of Herodias, bk his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married. bl 18 John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful bm for you to have your brother’s wife!” bn 19 So Herodias held a grudge against him and wanted to kill bo him. But she could not, 20 because Herod was in awe bp of
Or Herod feared
John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous br and holy bs man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed,
Other mss read When he heard him, he did many things
bu yet would hear him gladly. bv

21Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet bw for his nobles, bx military commanders, by and the leading men of Galilee. bz 22When Herodias’s own daughter
Other mss read When his daughter Herodias
came in and danced, cb she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I’ll give it to you.”
23 So he swore cc oaths cd to her: “Whatever you ask me I will give you, up to half my kingdom.” ce

24 Then she went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?”“John the Baptist’s cf head!” she said.

25 Immediately she hurried to the king and said, “I want you to give me John the Baptist’s cg head on a platter ch – right now!”

26Though the king was deeply distressed, ci because of his oaths cj and the guests
Lit and those reclining at the table
he did not want to refuse cl her.
27 The king immediately sent for an executioner and commanded him to bring John’s head. So he went and beheaded him in prison, 28 brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples
= John’s disciples
cn heard about it, they came and removed his corpse and placed it in a tomb. co

Feeding 5,000

30 The cp apostles cq gathered around Jesus and reported to Him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they went away in the boat by themselves to a remote place, 33 but many saw them leaving and recognized them. People ran there by land from all the towns and arrived ahead of them.
Other mss add and gathered around Him
34 So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion cs on them, because they were like sheep ct without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.

35 When it was already late, His disciples cu approached Him and said, “This place is a wilderness, cv and it is already late! 36Send them away, so they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages to buy themselves something to eat.”

37 “You give them something to eat,He responded.They said to Him, “Should we go and buy 200
denarius: A small silver Roman coin, which was equal to a day's wage for a common laborer
denarii cx worth of bread and give them something to eat?”

38 And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look.”When they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”

39 Then He instructed them to have all the people sit down
Lit people recline
in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat down in ranks of hundreds and fifties. 41 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves. He kept giving them to His disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 Everyone ate and was filled. cz 43 Then they picked up 12 baskets full of pieces of bread and fish. 44Now those who ate the loaves were 5,000 men.

Walking on the Water

45 Immediately da He made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, db while He dismissed the crowd. 46After He said good-bye to them, He went away to the mountain dc to pray. dd 47 When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. 48He saw them being battered de as they rowed,
Or them struggling as they rowed
because the wind was against them. Around three in the morning
Lit Around the fourth watch of the night = 3 to 6 a.m.
He came toward them walking on the sea and wanted to pass by them.
49When they saw Him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost dh and cried out; 50 for they all saw Him and were terrified. di Immediately He spoke with them and said, “Have courage! dj It is I. dk Don’t be afraid.dl 51 Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. They were completely astounded,
Lit were astounded in themselves
52 because they had not understood about the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened. dn

Miraculous Healings

53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret do and beached the boat. 54As they got out of the boat, people immediately recognized Him. 55They hurried throughout that vicinity and began to carry the sick dp on mats to wherever they heard He was. 56 Wherever He would go, into villages, towns, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged Him that they might touch just the
tassel: Fringe put on the clothing of devout Jews to remind them to keep the law; Nm 15:37-41
tassel dr of His robe. ds And everyone who touched it was made well.
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