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6 Then aHe went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were bastonished, saying, c“Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! 3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and dbrother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they ewere offended at Him.
4 But Jesus said to them, f“A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 gNow He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And hHe marveled because of their unbelief. iThen He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
7 jAnd He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out ktwo by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. 8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts—9 but lto wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.
10 mAlso He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. 11 nAnd 1whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, oshake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. 2Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”
12 So they went out and preached that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, pand anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.
15 sOthers said, “It is Elijah.”
16 uBut when Herod heard, he said, “This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!” 17 For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her. 18 Because John had said to Herod, v“It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
19 Therefore Herodias 4held it against him and wanted to kill him, but she could not; 20 for Herod wfeared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he 5did many things, and heard him gladly.
21 xThen an opportune day came when Herod yon his birthday gave a feast for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee. 22 And when Herodias’ daughter herself came in and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.” 23 He also swore to her, z“Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”
And she said, “The head of John the Baptist!”
26 aAnd the king was exceedingly sorry; yet, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he did not want to refuse her. 27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought. And he went and beheaded him in prison, 28 brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and btook away his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
30 cThen the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 dAnd He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For ethere were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
32 fSo they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
33 But 6the multitudes saw them departing, and many gknew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him. 34 hAnd Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like isheep not having a shepherd. So jHe began to teach them many things. 35 kWhen the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. 36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves 7bread; for they have nothing to eat.”
And they said to Him, l“Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”
And when they found out they said, m“Five, and two fish.”
39 Then He ncommanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. 41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He olooked up to heaven, pblessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. 42 So they all ate and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. 44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were 8about five thousand men.
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