Mark 6 ©

1 Christ teaches in His own country, where He is despised. 7 Sends forth His apostles to preach and to work miracles. 14 Several opinions of Christ, of the Jews as well as of Herod, who takes Him for John the Baptist. 17 Whose imprisonment, beheading and burial is related upon this occasion. 30 The apostles come again to Christ, Who departs with them into a desert place. 33 Where a large multitude follows Him, of about five thousand men, whom He feeds with five loaves and two fishes. 45 Causes His disciples to sail away, and in the meantime prays on the mountain. 48 Afterwards He comes to them by night, walking on the sea, and calms the wind. 54 And having come on shore, He heals all manner of sicknesses.


AND hea went out from thence, and came into his 1own country; and his disciples follow him.


And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were 2astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such 3mighty works are wrought 4by his hands?


Isb not this the 5carpenter, the son of Mary, the 6brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.


But Jesus said unto them, Ac prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.


Andd he 7could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.


And he marvelled because of their unbelief. Ande he went round about the villages, teaching.


¶Andf he called unto him 8the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power 9over unclean spirits;


And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a 10staff only; no scrip, no bread, no 11money in their purse:


Butgbe 12shod with 13sandals; and not put on 14two coats.


And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.


Andh whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shakei off 15the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verilyj I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.


And they went out, and preached that men should repent.


And they cast out many devils, andk16anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.


Andl king 17Herod heard of him; (18for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty 19works do shew forth themselves in him.


Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one 20of the prophets.


But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.


Form 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.


For John had said unto Herod, Itn is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.


Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:


For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a justo man and an holy, and 21observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and 22heard him gladly.


And when 23a convenient day was come, that Herod onp his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chiefqestates of Galilee;


And when the daughter of the said Herodias 24came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.


Andr he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.


And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.


And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.


And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not 25reject her.


Ands immediately the king sent an 26executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,


And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.


And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.


Andt the apostles 27gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.


And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves 28apart into 29a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, andu they had no leisure so much as to eat.


Andv they departed into a desert place by ship privately.


And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.


30And Jesus, when he came out, saww much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, becausex they were as sheep not having a shepherd: andy he began to teach them many things.


Andz31when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:


Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the 32villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.


He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred 33pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?


He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. Andaa when they 34knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.


And he commanded them to make all sit down 35by companies upon the green grass.


And they 36sat down 37in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.


And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, heab looked up to heaven, and 38blessed,ac and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.


And they did all eat, and were filled.


And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.


And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.


Andad straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side 39before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.


Andae when he had 40sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.


Andaf when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.


And he saw them 41toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the 42fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.


But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a 43spirit, and cried out:


For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.


And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were 44sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.


For they considered 45not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was 46hardened.


Andag when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.


And when they were come out of the ship, straightway 47they knew him,


And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.


And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or 48country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might 49touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.