Clark's English Translation.
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Jesus is dishonoured in his home country.
1 And he went out from there and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. 2 And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such miracles are worked by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own family. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, other than he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles
7 And he called the twelve to him, and he sent them out by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no bag, no food, and no money in their purse: 9 But put on sandals; but do not take a change of clothes. 10 And he said unto them, In what place wherever you enter into a house, there remain until you depart from that place. 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment, than for that city. 12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
The Death of John the Baptist.
14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore miraculous works do show forth themselves in him. 15 Others said, that it is Elijah. And others said, that it is Jeremiah the prophet, or as one of the prophets. 16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. (17) For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife. 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and Herod had observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. 21 And when an opportune day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief of Galilee; 22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that reclined with him. The king said unto the girl, Ask of me whatever you desire, and I will give it to you. 23 And he swore unto her, Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, up to the half of my kingdom. 24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. 25 And she came in straightway with speed unto the king, and asked, saying, I desire that you give me straightaway on a plate the head of John the Baptist. 26 And the king was very sorry full; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which reclined with him, he would not reject her. 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, 28 And brought his head on a plate, and gave it to the girl: and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand.
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31 And he said unto them, Come, let us take ourselves apart into a deserted place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure or time to eat. 32 And they departed into a deserted place by ship privately. 33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot there from out of all cities, and went out, and came together unto him. 34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw the multitude of people, he was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35 And when the day was now almost ended, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a deserted place, and now the day is passed: 36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. 37 He answered and said unto them, You give them bread to eat. And they said unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarius worth of bread, and give them to eat? 38 He said unto them, How many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to the sky, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he also divided among them all. 42 And they did all eat, and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. 44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
Jesus Walks on the Water.
45 And immediately he competed his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. 46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray. 47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw them distressed in rowing; for the wind was against them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: 50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and said unto them, Have courage: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marvelled. 52 For they did not comprehend the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret.
53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. 54 And when they were coming out of the ship, immediately they knew him, 55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. 56 And where so ever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and they called him and pleaded that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were delivered of their infirmities.
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