1And he went out from there, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him.
2And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they took offense at him.
4But Jesus said unto them,
A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5And he could there do no mighty work, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
7And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth two by two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no bag, no bread, no money in their purse:
10And he said unto them,
In whatever place you enter into a house, there abide till you depart from that place.
11And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
12And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
13And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
14And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.
15Others said, It is Elijah. And others said, It is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
16But when Herod heard of it, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
17For 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.
18For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.
19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
20For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and holy, and protected him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
21And when an opportune day was come, Herod on his birthday made a supper for his lords, high captains, and chief men of Galilee;
22And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the girl, Ask of me whatsoever you will, and I will give it to you.
23And he swore unto her, Whatsoever you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, unto the half of my kingdom.
24And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
25And she came in immediately with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that you give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist.
26And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes who sat with him, he would not reject her.
27And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
28And brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl: and the girl gave it to her mother.
29And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
30And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
31And he said unto them,
Come you yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile:
for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran on foot out of all the cities, and came before them, and came together unto him.
34And Jesus, when he came out, saw many people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
35And when the day was now ending, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
36Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
37He answered and said unto them,
Give you them to eat.
And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
38He said unto them,
How many loaves have you? go and see.
And when they knew, they said, Five, and two fishes.
39And he commanded them to make all sit down by groups upon the green grass.
40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
44And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
45And immediately he made his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
46And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
47And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land.
48And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
49But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it was a spirit, and cried out:
50For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and said unto them,
Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
51And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were much amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
52For they understood not the miracle of the loaves: for their hearts were hardened.
53And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
54And when they were come out of the ship, immediately they knew him,
55And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
56And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Commentaries for Mark 6:0