Mark 8

And in those days, when the multitude was great, and had nothing to eat, he called his disciples, and said to them: I compassionate this multitude; for, lo, three days have they continued with me, and they have nothing to eat. And if I send them to their homes fasting, they will faint by the way: for some of them have come from a great distance. His disciples say to him: Whence can one, here in the desert, satisfy all these with bread? And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? They say to him, Seven. And he directed the multitudes to recline on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and blessed, and brake, and grave to his disciples to set forth; and they set before the multitudes. And there were a few fishes; and them he also blessed, and ordered them set forth. And they ate, and were satisfied: and they took up seven baskets of the remaining fragments. And the men who had eaten, were about four thousand: and he sent them away. 10 And immediately he entered a ship, with his disciples, and came to the place Dalmanutha. 11 And the Pharisees came out, and began to dispute with him; and, to tempt him, they demanded of him a sign from heaven. 12 And he sighed with his breath, and said: Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, No sign will be given to this generation. 13 And he left them, and embarked in the ship; and they passed to the other shore. 14 And they had forgotten to take bread with them, and had but a single cake in the ship with them. 15 And he charged them, and said to them: Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned one with another, and said: It is, because we have no bread. 17 And Jesus knew it, and said to them: Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? Do ye still not know, nor understand? How long will your heart be hard? 18 and ye have eyes, but see not? and have ears, but hear not, nor reflect? (l9) When I broke the five loaves to five thousand, how many baskets full of the fragments took ye up? They say to him: Twelve. 20 He saith to them. And when the seven to four thousand, how many baskets full of the fragments took ye up? They say: Seven. 21 He saith to them: Why is it that, to this time, ye do not consider? 22 And he came to Bethsaida : and they brought to him a blind man, and besought him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village, and spit on his eyes, and laid on his hand: and asked him, what he saw. 24 And he gazed, and said: I see men like trees which walk. 25 Again he laid his hand on his eyes, and he was recovered, and saw every thing plainly. 26 And he sent him to his house, and said to him: Neither enter into the village, nor tell any person in the village. 27 And Jesus and his disciples went to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And he asked his disciples by the way, and said to them: Who, do men say of me, that I am? 28 And they said to him: That thou art John the Baptizer; and others: That thou art Elijah; and others: That thou art one of the prophets. 29 Jesus said to them: And who, do ye yourselves say of me, that I am? Simon replied, and said to him: Thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living God. 30 And he charged them, that they should say this of him to no person. 31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man was about to suffer much, and be rejected by the Elders and by the chief priests and by the Scribes, and be killed, and rise on the third day. 32 And he spoke out the thing distinctly. And Cephas took him, and began to rebuke him. 33 But he turned, and looked upon his disciples, and rebuked Simon, and said: Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou dost not consider what is of God, but what is of men. 34 And Jesus called the multitude, together with his disciples, and said to them: Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and come after me. 35 For, whoever will preserve his life, shall lose it; and whoever will lose his life on my account, and on account of my tidings, shall preserve it. 36 For, what will a man be profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose his life? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 38 For, whoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this sinful and adulterous generation, of him also will the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father, with his holy angels.
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