Mark 8 ©
Christ miraculously feedeth four thousand persons: he refuseth the Pharisees a sign: he warneth his disciples against the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod, and explaineth his meaning: he giveth a blind man sight. The people's opinions, and Peter's confession, of him: he foresheweth his own death, and rebuketh Peter for dissuading him from it: he sheweth his followers that they must deny themselves, and not be ashamed of him and his gospel.
IN those days athe multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for *divers of them came from far.
And he commanded the people eto sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and fgave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
And they had a few small fishes: and he gblessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is qbecause we have no bread.
And when Jesus rknew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? sperceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
hAnd he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, jhe rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou ksavourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
¶And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, lWhosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
oWhosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in pthis adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the qSon of man be ashamed, when he rcometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.