14:1 At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
14:2 And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he hath
risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth
themselves in him.
14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put
[him] in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's
14:4 For John had said to him, It is not lawful for thee to have
14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the
multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
14:6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of
Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
14:7 Upon which he promised with an oath to give her whatever
she would ask.
14:8 And she, being before instructed by her mother, said, Give
me here the head of John the Baptist in a dish.
14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the sake of the
oath, and of them who sat with him at table, he commanded [it]
to be given [her].
14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
14:11 And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the
damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother.
14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried
it, and went and told Jesus.
14:13 When Jesus heard [of it], he departed thence in a boat,
into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard [of
it], they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was
moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
14:15 And 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
14:16 But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give ye them
14:17 And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two
14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
14:19 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 blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to [his]
disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
14:20 And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they took up of
the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men,
besides women and children.
14:22 And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to get
into a boat, and to go before him to the other side, while he
sent the multitudes away.
14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a
mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was
14:24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with
waves: for the wind was contrary.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them,
walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they
were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for
14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good
cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is thou, bid
me come to thee on the water.
14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter had come down out of the
boat, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and
caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, Why didst
14:32 And when they had come into the boat, the wind ceased.
14:33 Then they that were in the boat came and worshiped him,
saying, In truth thou art the son of God.
14:34 And when they had gone over, they came into the land of
14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they
sent out into all the surrounding country, and brought to him
all that were diseased;
14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his
garment: and as many as touched were restored to health.