Matthew 14
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1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus, 2and said to his servants, “This is John the Immerser, he rose from the dead, and because of this the mighty energies are working in him.”

3For Herod having laid hold on John, bound him, and put him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4for John was saying to him, “It is not lawful to you to have her,” 5and willing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because as a prophet they were holding him.

6But the birthday of Herod being kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod, 7after which with an oath he professed to give her whatever she might ask. 8And she, having been instigated by her mother, says, “Give me here on a plate the head of John the Immerser”; 9and the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and of those dining with him, he commanded [it] to be given; 10and having sent, he beheaded John in the prison, 11and his head was brought on a plate, and was given to the girl, and she brought [it] near to her mother. 12And his disciples having come, took up the body, and buried it, and having come, they told Jesus,

13and Jesus having heard, withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by Himself, and the multitudes having heard followed Him on land from the cities. 14And Jesus having come forth, saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion on them, and healed their sick;

15and evening having come, His disciples came to Him, saying, “The place is desolate, and the hour has now past, let away the multitudes that, having gone into the villages, they may buy food for themselves.” 16And Jesus said to them, “They have no need to go away—you give them to eat.” 17And they say to Him, “We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes.” 18And He said, “Bring them to Me here.” 19And having commanded the multitudes to recline on the grass, and having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, having looked up to the sky, He blessed, and having broken, He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples [gave] to the multitudes, 20and they all ate, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the broken pieces twelve hand-baskets full; 21and those eating were about five thousand men, apart from women and children.

22And immediately Jesus constrained His disciples to go into the boat, and to go before Him to the other side, until He might let away the multitudes; 23and having let away the multitudes, He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray, and evening having come, He was there alone, 24and the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went away to them, walking on the sea, 26and the disciples having seen Him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, “It is an apparition,” and from the fear they cried out; 27and immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage! I AM; do not be afraid.”

28And Peter answering Him said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the waters”; 29and He said, “Come”; and having gone down from the boat, Peter walked on the waters to come to Jesus, 30but seeing the vehement wind, he was afraid, and having begun to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” 31And immediately Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, laid hold of him and says to him, “Little faith! For why did you waver?” 32And they having gone into the boat, the wind stilled, 33and those in the boat having come, worshiped Him, saying, “You are truly God’s Son.”

34And having passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, 35and having recognized Him, the men of that place sent forth to all that surrounding region, and they brought to Him all who were ill, 36and were calling on Him that they might only touch the fringe of His garment, and as many as touched were saved.


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