Matthew 14

And at that time Herod the Tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus: and he said to his servants: This is John the Baptizer: he is risen from the grave: therefore works of power are wrought by him. Now this Herod had seized John, and bound him and cast him into prison; on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. For John had said to him: It is no lawful for her to be thy wife. And he had wished to kill him; but he was afraid of the people, seeing that they regarded him as a prophet. But when Herod's birthday festival occurred, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests; and she pleased Herod. Therefore he swore to her by an oath, that he would give her whatsoever she might ask. And she, as she had been instructed by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptizer. And it troubled the king: nevertheless, on account of the oath, and the guests, he commanded that it should be given her. 10 And he sent and cut off the head of John in the prison. 11 And the head was brought in a dish and given to the girl; and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and bore away the corpse, and buried it; and they went and informed Jesus. 13 And Jesus, when he had heard it, retired alone, in a ship, to a desert place. And when the multitudes heard of it, they followed him by dry land from the cities. 14 And when Jesus disembarked, he saw great multitudes; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, and said to him: This is a desert place, and the time is gone; send away the throngs of people, that they may go to the villages, and buy themselves food. 16 But he said to them: It is not necessary for them to go; give ye them to eat. 17 And they said to him: We have nothing here but five cakes and two fishes. 18 Jesus said to them: Bring them here to me. 19 And he commanded the multitudes to recline on the ground: and he took the five cakes and two fishes, and he looked towards heaven, and blessed, and brake, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples placed before the multitudes. 20 And they all ate, and were satisfied : and they took up the broken remains, twelve full baskets. 21 And the men who had eaten were five thousand, besides the women and children. 22 And immediately he constrained his disciples to embark in a ship, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent away the multitudes. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a mountain alone to pray. And when it was dark, he was there alone. 24 And the ship was distant from land many furlongs: meanwhile it was much tossed by the waves; for the wind was adverse to it. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came up to them, walking upon the waters. 26 And his disciples saw him as he walked upon the waters, and they were perturbated: and they said, What we see is a spectre: and they cried out through fear. 27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, and said: Have courage: it is I; be not afraid. 28 Cephas replied, and said to him: My Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the waters. 29 And Jesus said to him, Come. And Cephas descended from the ship, and walked upon the waters to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind to be violent, he was afraid, and began to sink. And he raised his voice, and said : My Lord, rescue me. 31 And immediately our Lord reached forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him: O small in faith, why didst thou distrust! 32 And as they entered the ship, the wind subsided. 33 And they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, and said: Truly thou art the Son of God! 34 And they rowed on, and came to the land of Gennesaret. 35 And the men of that place knew him: and they sent to all the villages around them; and they brought to him all that were very sick; 36 and they entreated of him, that they might touch at least the extremity of his garment. And they who touched, were healed.
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