6 And he went forth from thence, and cometh into his own city,—and his disciples follow him.
2 And when it was Sabbath he began to be teaching in the synagogue, and the greater part as they heard were being struck with astonishment, saying—Whence hath this man these things?—and—What the wisdom which hath been given to this man?—and—Such mighty works as these through his hands are coming to pass!
3 Is not this the carpenter? the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?—and they were finding cause of stumbling in him.
4 And Jesus was saying unto them—A prophet is not without honour, save in his own city and among his kinsfolk, and in his house;
5 and he could not there do so much as a single mighty work,—save on a few sick he laid his hands and cured them.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he was going round the villages in a circuit, teaching.
7 And he calleth near the twelve, and began to be sending them forth two and two,—and was giving them authority over the impure spirits:
8 and charged them that they should take nothing for a journey, save a staff only,—no bread, no satchel, no copper for the belt;
9 but having bound on light sandals, and not to put on two tunics;
10 and he was saying unto them—Wheresoever ye shall enter into a house there abide until ye go forth from thence;
11 And whatsoever place shall not welcome you nor hearken unto you when ye are going forth from thence shake off the dust that is under your feet for a witness against them.
12 And they went forth and made proclamation, in order that men should repent;
13 and many demons were they casting out,—and were anointing with oil many sick, and were curing them.
14 And King Herod heard,—for famous had become his name; and he was saying—John the Immerser hath arisen from among the dead, and for this cause are the powers working mightily in him;
15 But others were saying—It is Elijah, and others were saying—A prophet like one of the prophets!
16 But when Herod heard he was saying—He whom I beheaded—John the same hath been raised.
17 For Herod himself had sent and secured John and bound him in prison, for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother,—for her had he married.
18 For John had been saying to Herod—It is not allowed thee to have the wife of thy brother.
19 And Herodias was cherishing [a grudge] against him, and wishing to slay him,—and could not;
20 for Herod stood in fear of John, knowing him to be a man righteous and holy,—and was keeping him safe; and when he heard him he paid earnest heed, and with pleasure used to listen to him.
21 And an opportune day arriving when Herod on his birth-day made a feast for his nobles, and for the rulers of thousands and for the first men of Galilee
22 when the daughter of this very Herodias came in and danced she pleased Herod and those reclining together, and the king said unto the damsel—Ask me what thou wilt and I will give it thee;
23 and he took an oath to her—Whatsoever thou shalt ask me I will give thee unto half my kingdom.
24 And going out she said unto her mother—What shall I ask? and she said—The head of John the Immerser;
25 And coming in straightway with haste unto the king she asked, saying—I desire, that forthwith thou give me upon a charger, the head of John the Immerser.
26 And though the king was very grieved yet by reason of the oaths and of them who were reclining he would not refuse her.
27 And the king straightway sending off a guard gave orders to bring his head.
28 And departing he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head upon a charger and gave it unto the damsel,—and the damsel gave it unto her mother.
29 And hearing of it his disciples went and took away his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
30 And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus, and reported unto him all things as many as they had done and as many as they had taught.
31 And he saith unto them—Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest yourselves a little. For they who were coming and they who were going were many, and not even to eat were they finding fitting opportunity.
32 And they departed in the boat into a desert place apart.
33 And many saw them going away and took note of it, and afoot from all the cities ran they together thither,—and outwent them.
34 And coming forth he saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion towards them because they were like sheep having no shepherd, and he began to be teaching them many things.
35 And already a late hour having arrived his disciples came unto him and were saying A desert is the place, and it is already a late hour:
36 dismiss them, that departing into the surrounding hamlets and villages they may buy themselves something to eat.
37 But he answering said to them—Ye give them to eat. And they say unto him—Shall we depart and buy two hundred denaries’ worth of loaves, and give them to eat?
38 And he saith unto them—How many loaves have ye? Go, see! And getting to know they say—Five, and two fishes.
39 And he gave them orders that all should be made recline in parties upon the green grass.
40 And they fell back in companies, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes looking up into heaven he blessed, and brake up the loaves and began giving unto the disciples, that they might set before them, and the two fishes divided he unto all.
42 And they did all eat and were filled.
43 And they took up broken pieces, twelve baskets full measure, and from the fishes.
44 And they who did eat the loaves were five thousand men.
45 And straightway constrained he his disciples to enter into the boat, and be going forward to the other side unto Bethsaida,—while he was dismissing the multitude.
46 And bidding them farewell he departed into the mountain to pray.
47 And when evening came the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
48 And seeing them distressed in the rowing, for the wind was against them about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea,—and was wishing to pass by them.
49 But they seeing him upon the sea walking supposed that it was an apparition, and cried out aloud;
50 for all saw him and were troubled. But he straightway talked with them, and saith unto them—Take courage! it is I,—be not afraid!
51 And he went up unto them into the boat,—and the wind lulled. And exceedingly within themselves were they astonished;
52 for they understood not by the loaves,—but their heart had been hardened.
53 And crossing over unto the land they came unto Gennesaret, and cast anchor near.
54 And when they had come forth out of the boat straightway recognizing him,
55 the people ran round the whole of that country, and began to be carrying round upon couches them who were sick wherever they heard that he was.
56 And wheresoever he was entering into villages or into cities or into hamlets in the marketplaces laid they the sick, and were beseeching him that only the fringe of his mantle they might touch, and as many soever as touched it were being made well.