Mark 61 And Jesus departed from there and came to his own city, and his disciples attended him. 2 And when the sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. And many who heard him were astonished, and said: Whence hath he obtained these things? And, what wisdom is this, which is given to him! and that such mighty works are done by his hands! 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and of Joses and of Judas and of Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were stumbled in him. 4 And Jesus said to them: There is no prophet who is little, except in his own city, and among his kindred, and at home. 5 And he could not there do even one mighty work, except that he laid his hand on a few sick, and healed them. 6 And he wondered at the defect of their faith. And he travelled about the villages and taught. 7 And he called his twelve, and began to send them forth, two and two; and he gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out. 8 And he commanded them to take nothing for the journey, except a staff only; neither a wallet, nor bread, nor brass in their purses; 9 but to be shod with sandals, and not put on two coats. 10 And he said to them: Into whatever house ye enter, there abide till ye leave the place. 11 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear you, when ye go out from that place shake off the dust that is under your feet, for a testimony to them. Verily I say to you, There will be comfort for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment rather than for that city. 12 And they went out and proclaimed, that men should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, and many of the sick they anointed with oil, and healed them. 14 And Herod the king heard of Jesus, for his name had become known to him, and he said: John the Baptizer hath risen from the dead: and therefore it is, mighty deeds are done by him. 15 Others said: He is Elijah: and others: He is a prophet, like one of the prophets. 16 But when Herod heard of him, he said: He is that John whose head I struck off: he is risen from the dead. 17 For Herod had sent and seized John and bound him in prison, on account of Herodias, his brother Philips wife, whom he had taken. 18 For John had said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to take thy brother's wife. 19 And Herodias herself was an enemy to him, and wished to kill him, but was not able. 20 For Herod was afraid of John, because he knew him to be a just and holy man: and he observed him, and gave ear to him in many things and did the things, and he heard him with satisfaction. 21 And there was a noted day, when Herod made a supper, in the house of his nativity, for his nobles and the chiliarchs and the chiefs of Galilee. 22 And the daughter of Herodias came in, and danced; and she pleased Herod and those reclining with him. And the king said to the maid: Ask of me what thou pleasest, and I will give it thee. 23 And he swore to her: Whatever thou shalt ask, I will give thee, even to the half of my kingdom. 24 And she went out, and said to her mother: What shall I ask of him? She said to her: The head of John the Baptizer. 25 And she soon entered with eagerness to the king, and said: I desire that thou, this hour, give me in a dish the head of John the Baptizer. 26 And it pained the king greatly; yet, on account of the oath, and on account of the guests, he would not deny her: 27 and the king sent immediately an executioner, and commanded him to bring the head of John. And he went, and struck off the head of John in the prison; 28 and brought it on a dish, and gave it to the maid; and the maid gave it to her mother. 29 And his disciples heard of it; and they came and took up the corpse, and laid it in a Sepulchre. 30 And the legates assembled before Jesus, and told him all they had done, and all they had taught. 31 And he said to them: Come, let us go into a desert by ourselves, and rest a little. For there were many going and coming, and they had not opportunity even to eat bread. 32 And they went by ship to a desert place by themselves. 33 But many saw them, as they departed, and knew them; and from all the cities, they ran thither by land before him. 34 And Jesus disembarked and saw great multitudes: and he compassionated them, because they were like sheep having no shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35 And when the time was advanced, his disciples came to him, and said to him: This is a desert place, and the time is advanced. 36 Dismiss them, that they may go into the fields around us and into the villages, and may buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. 37 And he said to them: Give ye them to eat. They say to him: Shall we go and buy bread of the value of two hundred denarii, and give them to eat? 38 And he said to them: Go, see how many loaves ye have here. And when they had seen, they say to him: Five loaves and two fishes. 39 And he bid them make the people recline on the grass by companies. 40 And they reclined, by companies of a hundred, and of fifty. 41 And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looked towards heaven, and blessed and brake the bread, and gave to his disciples to set before them: and they divided also the two fishes among them all. 42 And they all ate, and were satisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments and of the fishes. 44 And they who had eaten bread were five thousand men. 45 And he immediately constrained his disciples to take ship, and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the multitudes. 46 And when he had dismissed them, he went to a mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the ship was in the middle of the sea, and he alone on the land. 48 And he saw them straining themselves in rowing; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them walking on the waters; and he was disposed to pass by them. 49 And they saw him walking on the waters, and they supposed that the appearance was a spectre: and they cried out. 50 For they all saw him, and were afraid. And immediately he spoke with them, and said to them: Take courage; it is I; fear not. 51 And he entered into the ship to them; and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed, and astonished among themselves. 52 For they did not learn by the bread; because their heart was stupid. 53 And when they had passed to the other shore, they came to the land of Gennesaret. 54 And when they went out of the ship, immediately the men of the place knew him. 55 And they ran through all that region, and began to bring forth them that were sick, bearing them on beds to where they heard he was. 56 And wherever he entered into villages or cities, the sick were laid in he streets: and they besought him, that they might touch but the extremity of his raiment. And all they that touched him, were healed.
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