1In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said unto them,
2I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
3And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for some of them came from far.
4And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the desert?
5And he asked them,
How many loaves have you?
And they said, Seven.
6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
7And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
8So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken fragments that were left seven baskets.
9And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.
10And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
11And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, testing him.
12And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said,
Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
13And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.
14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
15And he charged them, saying,
Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.
17And when Jesus knew it, he said unto them,
Why reason you, because you have no bread? perceive you not yet, neither understand? have you your heart yet hardened?
18Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? and do you not remember?
19When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up?
They said unto him, Twelve.
20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up?
And they said, Seven.
21And he said unto them,
How is it that you do not understand?
22And he came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
23And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything.
24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
26And he sent him away to his house, saying,
Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
27And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them,
Who do men say that I am?
28And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elijah; and others, One of the prophets.
29And he said unto them,
But who say you that I am?
And Peter answered and said unto him, You are the Christ.
30And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
31And 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.
32And he spoke that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
33But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying,
Get you behind me, Satan: for you consider not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them,
Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own life?
37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?
38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.