Mark Chapter 6
1 And he went out from thenceand came into his own countryand his disciples follow him.
2 And when the sabbath day was comehe began to teach in thesynagogueand many hearing him were astonishedsayingFromwhence hath this man these thingsand what wisdom is thiswhich is given unto himthat even such mighty works arewrought by his hands
3 Is not this the carpenterthe son of Marythe brother ofJamesand Josesand of Judaand Simonand are not hissisters here with usAnd they were offended at him.
4 But Jesussaid unto themA prophet is not without honourbut in his own countryand among his own kinand in his ownhouse.
5 And he could there do no mighty worksave that he laid hishands upon a few sick folkand healed them.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went roundabout the villagesteaching.
7 And he called unto him the twelveand began to send themforth by two and twoand gave them power over uncleanspirits
8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for theirjourneysave a staff onlyno scripno breadno money intheir purse
9 But be shod with sandalsand not put on two coats.
10 And he said unto themIn what place soever ye enter into anhousethere abide till ye depart from that place.
11 And whosoever shall not receive younor hear youwhen yedepart thenceshake off the dust under your feet for atestimony against them. Verily I say unto youIt shall bemore tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for that city.
12 And they went outand preached that men should repent.
13 And they cast out many devilsand anointed with oil many thatwere sickand healed them.
14 And king Herod heard of him for his name was spread abroadand he saidThat John the Baptist was risen from the dead and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
15 Others saidThat it is Elias. And others saidThat it is aprophetor as one of the prophets.
16 But when Herod heard thereofhe saidIt is Johnwhom Ibeheadedhe is risen from the dead.
17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon Johnandbound him in prison for Herodiassakehis brother Philip swifefor he had married her.
18 For John had said unto HerodIt is not lawful for thee tohave thy brother s wife.
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against himand would havekilled himbut she could not
20 For Herod feared Johnknowing that he was a just man and anholyand observed himand when he heard himhe did manythingsand heard him gladly.
21 And when a convenient day was comethat Herod on his birthdaymade a supper to his lordshigh captainsand chief estatesof Galilee
22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came inanddancedand pleased Herod and them that sat with himthe kingsaid unto the damselAsk of me whatsoever thou wiltand Iwill give it thee.
23 And he sware unto herWhatsoever thou shalt ask of meI willgive it theeunto the half of my kingdom.
24 And she went forthand said unto her motherWhat shall IaskAnd she saidThe head of John the Baptist.
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the kingandaskedsayingI will that thou give me by and by in a chargerthe head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king was exceeding sorryyet for his oath s sakeandfor their sakes which sat with himhe would not reject her.
27 And immediately the king sent an executionerand commandedhis head to be broughtand he went and beheaded him in theprison
28 And brought his head in a chargerand gave it to the damseland the damsel gave it to her mother.
29 And when his disciples heard of itthey came and took up hiscorpseand laid it in a tomb.
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesusandtold him all thingsboth what they had doneand what theyhad taught.
31 And he said unto themCome ye yourselves apart into a desertplaceand rest a whilefor there were many coming and goingand they had no leisure so much as to eat.
32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
33 And the people saw them departingand many knew himand ranafoot thither out of all citiesand outwent themand cametogether unto him.
34 And Jesuswhen he came outsaw much peopleand was movedwith compassion toward thembecause they were as sheep nothaving a shepherdand he began to teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spenthis disciples came untohimand saidThis is a desert placeand now the time is farpassed
36 Send them awaythat they may go into the country round aboutand into the villagesand buy themselves breadfor they havenothing to eat.
37 He answered and said unto themGive ye them to eat. And theysay unto himShall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth ofbreadand give them to eat
38 He saith unto themHow many loaves have yego and see. Andwhen they knewthey sayFiveand two fishes.
39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies uponthe green grass.
40 And they sat down in ranksby hundredsand by fifties.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fisheshelooked up to heavenand blessedand brake the loavesandgave them to his disciples to set before themand the twofishes divided he among them all.
42 And they did all eatand were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragmentsand ofthe fishes.
44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousandmen.
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into theshipand to go to the other side before unto Bethsaidawhilehe sent away the people.
46 And when he had sent them awayhe departed into a mountain topray.
47 And when even was comethe ship was in the midst of the seaand he alone on the land.
48 And he saw them toiling in rowingfor the wind was contraryunto themand about the fourth watch of the night he comethunto themwalking upon the seaand would have passed bythem.
49 But when they saw him walking upon the seathey supposed ithad been a spiritand cried out
50 For they all saw himand were troubled. And immediately hetalked with themand saith unto themBe of good cheerit isIbe not afraid.
51 And he went up unto them into the shipand the wind ceasedand they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measureandwondered.
52 For they considered not the miracle of the loavesfor theirheart was hardened.
53 And when they had passed overthey came into the land ofGennesaretand drew to the shore.
54 And when they were come out of the shipstraightway they knewhim
55 And ran through that whole region round aboutand began tocarry about in beds those that were sickwhere they heard hewas.
56 And whithersoever he enteredinto villagesor citiesorcountrythey laid the sick in the streetsand besought himthat they might touch if it were but the border of hisgarmentand as many as touched him were made whole.