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The Gospel According to Matthew (VIII - XIV)

Full Text The Gospel According to Matthew (VIII - XIV)

VIII.

When he had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2And, behold, there came a leper and bowed down to him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me. 3And stretching forth his hand, he touched him, saying: I will; be thou cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus says to him: See thou tell no one; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

5And as he entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, 6and saying: Lord, my servant lies at home palsied, grievously tormented. 7And Jesus says to him: I will come and heal him. 8The centurion answered and said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof; but only say in a word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me, and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. 10And Jesus hearing it marveled, and said to those who followed: Verily I say to you, I found not so great faith, even in Israel. 11And I say to you, that many will come from the east and west, and will recline at table, with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; 12but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. There will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth! 13And Jesus said to the centurion: Go thy way; and as thou didst believe, be it done to thee. And his servant was healed in that hour.

14And Jesus, coming into the house of Peter, saw his mother-in-law lying, and sick with fever. 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered to him. 16When evening was come, they brought to him many that were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick; 17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying:  Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.

18And Jesus, seeing great multitudes about him, commanded to depart to the other side. 19And a certain scribe came, and said to him: Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20And Jesus says to him: The foxes have holes and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head. 21And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.

23And when he had entered into the ship, his disciples followed him. 24And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but he was sleeping. 25And the disciples came and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. 26And he says to them: Why are ye fearful, ye of little faith? Then rising, he rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27And the men marveled, saying: What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

28And when he had come to the other side, into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one was able to pass by that way. 29And, behold, they cried out, saying: What have we to do with thee, Son of God? Camest thou hither to torment us before the time? 30And there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. And the demons besought him, saying: 31If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine. 32And he said to them, Go. And they, coming out, went away into the swine; and, behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33And the herdsmen fled, and went away into the city, and told every thing, and what had befallen the possessed with demons. 34And, behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and seeing him, they besought that he would depart from their borders.

IX.

And entering into the ship he passed over, and came to his own city. 2And, behold, they brought to him one that was palsied, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Child, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven. 3And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves: This man blasphemes. 4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said: Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say: Thy sins are forgiven; or to say: Arise, and walk? 6But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then says he to the palsied man) Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house. 7And rising up he departed to his house. 8And seeing it the multitudes feared, and glorified God, who gave such power to men.

9And Jesus, passing on from thence, saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the place of receiving custom; and he says to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him. 10And it came to pass that, as he reclined at table in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples. 11And the Pharisees, seeing it, said to his disciples: Why does your teacher eat with the publicans and the sinners? 12And Jesus hearing it, said: They who are well need not a physician, but they who are sick. 13But go, and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice; for I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.

14Then come to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not? 15And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast. 16And no one puts a piece of unfulled cloth on an old garment; for that which fills it up takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. 17Nor do they put new wine into old skins; else the skins burst, and the wine runs out, and the skins are destroyed. But they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.

18While he was speaking these things to them, behold, there came a ruler, and bowed down to him, saying: My daughter just now died; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she will live. 19And Jesus arose and was following him, he and his disciples. 20And behold, a woman, having a flow of blood twelve years, came behind, and touched the fringe of his garment. 21For she said within herself: If I only touch his garment, I shall be made whole. 22And Jesus, turning and seeing her, said: Daughter, be of good cheer; thy faith has made thee whole. 23And the woman was made whole from that hour. And Jesus, coming into the house of the ruler, and seeing the minstrels and the crowd making a noise, 24said: Give place; for the maiden is not dead, but is sleeping. And they laughed him to scorn. 25But when the crowd was put forth, he went in, and took hold of her hand, and the maiden arose. 26And this report went abroad into all that land.

27And as Jesus passed on from thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying: Have mercy on us, Son of David. 28And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them: Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say to him: Yea, Lord. 29Then he touched their eyes, saying: According to your faith be it done to you. 30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, saying: Take heed, let no one know it. 31But they, going out, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

32And as they were going out, behold, they brought to him a man dumb, possessed with a demon. 33And the demon being cast out, the dumb spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying: It was never so seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said: He casts out the demons through the prince of the demons.

35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every infirmity. 36And seeing the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed, and scattered, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then he says to his disciples: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. 38Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

X.

And calling to him his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and every infirmity.

2And the names of the twelve apostles are these; first Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus surnamed Thaddeus; 4Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying: Go not into the way to the Gentiles, and into a city of Samaritans enter not. 6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And as ye go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely ye received, freely give. 9Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles; 10nor bag for the journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staff; for the laborer is worthy of his living. 11And into whatever city or village ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12But when ye come into the house, salute it. 13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15Verily I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore wise as serpents, and simple as doves. 17But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and will scourge you in their synagogues; 18and before governors also and kings will ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

19But when they deliver you up, take not thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak. 20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you.

21And the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22And ye will be hated by all, for my name's sake; but he that has endured to the end, the same shall be saved.

23But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the other; for verily I say to you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come.

24A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord. 25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord: If they called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!

26Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, and hid that shall not be known. 27What I say to you in the darkness, that speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, that proclaim upon the house-tops. 28And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32Every one, therefore, who shall acknowledge me before men, him will I also acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven. 33But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

34Think not that I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I came to set a man at variance with his father, and a daughter with her mother, and a bride with her mother-in-law; 36and a man's foes will be they of his household.

37He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. 38And he that does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

40He that receives you receives me; and he that receives me receives him who sent me. 41He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42And whoever shall give to drink a cup of cold water only to one of these little ones, in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

XI.

And it came to pass, when Jesus made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, that he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

2And John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples, 3and said to him: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?

4And Jesus answering said to them: Go and report to John what ye hear and see. 5The blind receive sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and to the poor good tidings are published. 6And happy is he, whoever shall not be offended at me.

7And as these were departing, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?

8But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they who wear soft clothing are in king's houses.

9But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10For this is he of whom it is written:

Behold, I send forth my messenger before thy face,

Who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11Verily I say to you, among those born of women, there has not risen a greater than John the Immerser. But he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12And from the days of John the Immerser until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent seize upon it. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if ye are willing to receive it, he is the Elijah that should come. 15He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

16But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, who call to their fellows, 17and say: We piped to you, and ye danced not; we sang the lament, and ye did not beat the breast. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: Behold a glutton and a wine-drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom was justified on the part of her children.

20Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his miracles were done, because they repented not. 21Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if the miracles, that were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you.

23And thou, Capernaum, that wast exalted to heaven, shalt go down to the underworld. For if the miracles, that were done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I say to you, that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

25At that time Jesus answered and said: I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and reveal them to babes; 26yea, O Father, that so it seemed good in thy sight! 27All things were delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son but the Father; nor does any one know the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son is pleased to reveal him.

28Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

XII.

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath through the grain-fields; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck ears of grain, and to eat. 2And the Pharisees seeing it said to him: Behold, thy disciples are doing that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath. 3And he said to them: Have ye not read what David did, when he hungered, himself and those with him; 4how he entered into the house of God, and ate the show-bread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him, but for the priests alone? 5Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6But I say to you, that a greater than the temple is here. 7But if ye had known what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the blameless. 8For the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath.

9And departing from thence, he went into their synagogue. 10And behold, there was a man, having his hand withered. And they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath? that they might accuse him. 11And he said to them: What man will there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it, and raise it up? 12How much better then is a man than a sheep! So that it is lawful to do well on the sabbath. 13Then he says to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

14And the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him. 15But Jesus, knowing it, withdrew from thence; and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all. 16And he charged them that they should not make him known; 17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying:

18Behold my servant, whom I chose,

My beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased.

I will put my spirit upon him,

And he will declare judgment to the Gentiles.

19He will not strive, nor cry;

Nor will any one hear his voice in the streets.

20A bruised reed he will not break,

And smoking flax he will not quench,

Till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21And in his name will Gentiles hope.

22Then was brought to him one possessed with a demon, blind, and dumb; and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spoke and saw. 23And all the multitudes were amazed, and said: Is this the Son of David? 24But the Pharisees hearing it said: This man does not cast out the demons, except through Beelzebul, prince of the demons. 25And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand. 26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? 27And if I through Beelzebul cast out the demons, through whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28But if I through the Spirit of God cast out the demons, then is the kingdom of God come near to you. 29Or how can any one enter into a strong man's house, and seize upon his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

31Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.

33Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt; for from the fruit the tree is known.

34Brood of vipers! How can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35The good man out of the good treasure sends forth good things; and the evil man out of the evil treasure sends forth evil things. 36But I say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37For from thy words thou shalt be justified, and from thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered him saying: Teacher, we desire to see a sign from thee. 39But he answering said to them: An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet. 40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the fish, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41Men of Nineveh will rise in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 42A queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

43But when the unclean spirit is gone out from the man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and finds it not. 44Then he says, I will return into my house from whence I came out and coming he finds it empty, swept, and set in order. 45Then he goes, and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this wicked generation.

46While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers were standing without, seeking to speak to him. 47And one said to him: Behold, thy mother and thy brothers are standing without, seeking to speak to thee. 48But he answering said to him that told him: Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? 49And stretching forth his hand toward his disciples, he said: Behold my mother and my brothers! 50For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

XIII.

And on that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea-side. 2And great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into the ship and sat down; and all the multitude stood on the beach. 3And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying:

4Behold, the sower went forth to sow. And as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and the birds came and devoured them. 5And others fell on the rocky places, where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprang up, because they had not depth of earth. 6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had not root, they withered away. 7And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns came up, and choked them. 8And others fell on the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He that has ears to hear, let him hear9.

10And the disciples came and said to him: Why dost thou speak to them in parables? 11And he answering said to them: To you it is given11 to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given. 12For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but whoever has not, even what he has shall be taken from him. 13Therefore I speak to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, nor understand. 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says:

With the hearing ye will hear, and will not understand;

And seeing ye will see, and will not perceive.

15For the heart of this people is become gross,

And their ears are dull of hearing,

And their eyes they have closed;

Lest haply they see with their eyes,

And hear with their ears,

And understand with their heart,

And turn, and I shall heal them.

16But happy are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. 17For verily I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what ye are beholding, and did not see, and to hear what ye are hearing, and did not hear.

18Hear therefore the parable of the sower. 19When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands not, then comes the evil one and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is that which was sown by the way-side.

20And that sown on the rocky places, this is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it; 21and has not root in himself, but is only for a time; and when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he is offended.

22And that sown among the thorns, this is he that hears the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23And that sown on the good ground, this is he that hears the word and understands; who bears fruit, and produces, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24Another parable he put forth to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field. 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat, and went away. 26And when the blade sprang up and produced fruit, then appeared the darnel also. 27And the servants of the householder came and said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? From whence then has it darnel? 28He said to them: An enemy did this. The servants said to him: Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29He said: Nay, lest while ye gather up the darnel, ye root up the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. And in time of harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up first the darnel, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

31Another parable he put forth to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. 32Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.

33Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables; and without a parable he spoke nothing to them; 35that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying:

I will open my mouth in parables;

I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

36Then having sent away the multitudes, he went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying: Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field. 37And answering he said to them:

He that sows the good seed is the Son of man. 38The field is the world. The good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the darnel are the sons of the evil one, 39and the enemy that sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. 40As therefore the darnel are gathered up and are burned with fire, so shall it be in the end of the world. 41The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the causes of offense, and those who do iniquity, 42and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be the wailing, and the gnashing of teeth! 43Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and concealed; and for joy thereof, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking goodly pearls; 46and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, cast into the sea, and gathering together of every kind. 48Which, when it was filled, they drew up upon the beach, and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49So will it be in the end of the world. The angels will go forth, and will separate the wicked from among the just, 50and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be the wailing, and the gnashing of teeth!

51Did ye understand all these things? They say to him, Yea, Lord. 52And he said to them: Therefore every scribe, instructed in the kingdom of heaven, is like to a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure new and old.

53And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these parables, that he departed thence. 54And coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue; so that they were astonished, and said: Whence has this man this wisdom, and the miracles? Is not this the carpenter's son? 55Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? 56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things? 57And they were offended at him. But Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58And he did not many miracles there, because of their unbelief.

XIV.

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus. 2And he said to his servants: This is John the Immerser; he is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work in him.

3For Herod laid hold of John, and bound him and put him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, the wife of Philip, his brother. 4For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5And though desiring to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they held him as a prophet. 6But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. 7Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatever she should ask. 8And she, being urged on by her mother, says: Give me here, on a platter, the head of John the Immerser. 9And the king was sorry; but for the sake of the oath, and of those who reclined at table with him, he commanded it to be given. 10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. 11And his head was brought on a platter, and was given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. 12And his disciples came and took up the body, and buried it; and they went and reported it to Jesus.

13And when Jesus heard it, he withdrew from thence by ship, into a desert place apart. And the multitudes hearing of it, followed him on foot from the cities. 14And going forth he saw a great multitude, and had compassion on them, and he healed their sick.

15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying: The place is desert, and the time is already passed away; dismiss the multitudes, that they may go away into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 16But Jesus said to them: They need not go away; give ye them to eat. 17And they say to him: We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18He said: Bring them hither to me. 19And he commanded that the multitudes should lie down on the grass, and took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 20And they all ate, and were filled; and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21And they who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

22And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the ship, and to go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the multitudes.

23And having dismissed the multitudes, he went up into the mountain apart to pray; and when evening was come, he was there alone. 24But the ship was already in the midst of the sea, vexed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he went to them, walking on the sea. 26And the disciples, seeing him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying: It is a spectre. And they cried out for fear. 27But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid. 28And Peter answering him said: Lord, if it is thou, bid me come to thee on the water. 29And he said: Come. And coming down from the ship, Peter walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30But seeing the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus, stretching forth his hand, took hold of him, and said to him: Thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32And when they had entered into the ship, the wind ceased. 33And those in the ship came and worshiped him, saying: Of a truth, thou art the Son of God.

34And passing over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35And the men of that place, knowing him, sent out into all that country round, and brought to him all that were diseased 36and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched were made whole.