Matthew 14 ©

1 Herod’s opinion of Christ. 3 An account of the imprisonment and beheading of John the Baptist at the request of Herodias’ daughter. 19 Christ feeds above five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes in the wilderness. 22 Comes to His disciples who were in distress on the sea and walks upon the water. 28 And at His command, Peter also, who, being afraid of the wind, begins to sink but is saved by Christ. 32 Who stills the tempest, whereby he is acknowledged to be the Son of God. 34 Christ comes again into the land of Gennesaret and heals many sick persons.


AT thata time 1Herod the 2tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,


And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.


¶Forb3Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for 4Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip's wife.


For John said unto him, Itc is not lawful for thee 5to have her.


And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, becaused they counted him as a prophet.


But when Herod’s 6birthdaye was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.


Whereuponf he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.


And she, being 7before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.g


And the king was 8sorry: nevertheless for 9the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.


And he 10sent, and beheaded John in the prison.


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


And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.


¶Whenh Jesus heard of it, he 11departed thence by ship into a desert place 12apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him 13on foot out of the cities.


Andi Jesus went forth, and saw a 14great multitude, and wasj moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.


¶Andk when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and 15the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.l


But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.


And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.


He said, Bring them hither to me.


And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he 16blessed,m and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.


And they did all eat, and were filled: and 17they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.


And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.


¶Andn straightway Jesus 18constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.


Ando when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain 19apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.


But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, 20tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.


And in the fourth 21watchp of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.


And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a 22spirit; and they cried out for fear.


But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is 23I; be not afraid.


And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.


And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.


But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.


And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou 24doubt?


And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.


Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.


¶Andq when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.


And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;


And besought him that they might only touch the 25hem of his garment: and as many as 26touched were made perfectly whole.