Matthew 14 ©

1 Herod's opinion of Christ. 3 The cause and manner of John the Baptist's death. 13 Jesus departeth into a desert place, and feedeth there five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. 22 He walketh on the sea to his disciples: 34 and landing at Gennesaret healeth the sick who touched but the hem of his garment.


AT that time aHerod bthe *tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

b Lu. 3.1.

And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works 1do shew forth themselves in him.


cFor Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, dhis brother Philip's wife.

d Lu. 3.1.

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


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


But when gHerod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced 2before them, and pleased Herod.


Whereupon hhe promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.


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


And the king was jsorry: knevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at *meat, he commanded it to be given her.


And he sent, and lbeheaded John in the prison.


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


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


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


oAnd Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.


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


But Jesus said unto them, qThey 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 rlooking up to heaven, she blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.


And they tdid all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve ubaskets full.


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


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


And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up winto a mountain apart to pray: and when the xevening was come, he was there alone.

x v.15.

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


And in ythe *fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.


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


But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, aBe of good cheer; it is I; bbe not afraid.


And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, cbid 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 dwhen he saw the wind 3boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.


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


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


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

i ch. 4.3,6.

jAnd when they were gone over, they came into the land of kGennesaret.


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


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