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VI.  And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

2And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing were astonished, saying: From whence has this man these things? And what is the wisdom which is given him, and such miracles wrought by his hands?

3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

4And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house.

5And he was not able to do any miracle there, save that he laid his hands on a few sick, and healed them.

6And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about the surrounding villages, teaching.

7And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

8and commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, save a staff only; no bread, no bag, no money, in their girdle;

9but that they be shod with sandals and, Put not on two coats.

10And he said to them: Wherever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye depart from thence.

11And whatever place shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony to them.

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 the king, Herod, heard of it, for his name was spread abroad; and he said: John the Immerser is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work in him.

15Others said: It is Elijah. And others said: It is a prophet, like any one of the prophets.

16But Herod hearing of it, said: John, whom I beheaded, is risen from the dead.

17For he, Herod, sent forth and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison, for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip, his brother; because he had married her.

18For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

19And Herodias was angry with him, and desired to put him to death; and she could not,

20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man; and he observed him, and hearing him did many things, and heard him gladly.

21And a convenient day having come, when Herod on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, and for the chief captains, and the first men of Galilee;

22and the daughter of Herodias having come in and danced, it pleased Herod and those reclining at table with him; and the king said to the damsel: Ask of me whatever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

23And he swore to her: Whatever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

24And she, going out, said to her mother: What shall I ask? And she said: The head of John the Immerser.

25And straightway she came in with haste to the king, and asked, saying: I will that immediately thou give me, on a platter, the head of John the Immerser.

26And the king became very sorrowful; but for the sake of his oath, and of those reclining with him, he would not reject her.

27And immediately the king sent one of the guard, and commanded to bring his head. And he went and beheaded him in the prison,

28and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and the damsel gave it to her mother.

29And his disciples hearing of it came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

30And the apostles gather together unto Jesus; and they reported to him all things, both what they did, and what they taught.

31And he said to them: Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile; for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

33And they saw them departing, and many knew them, and ran together there on foot from all the cities, and came before them.

34And going forth he saw a great multitude, and had compassion on them, because they were as sheep having no shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

35And the day being now far spent, his disciples come to him, and say: The place is desert, and the time is now far passed.

36Dismiss them, that they may go away into the surrounding fields and villages, and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.

37He answering said to them: Give ye them to eat. And they say to him: Shall we go and buy two hundred denáries worth of bread, and give them to eat?

38He says to them: How many loaves have ye? Go and see. And when they knew, they say: Five, and two fishes.

39And he commanded them to make all lie down by companies on the green grass.

40And they lay down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

41And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes he divided among them all.

42And they all ate, and were filled.

43And they took up fragments filling twelve baskets, and part of the fishes.

44And they who ate of the loaves were five thousand men.

45And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the ship, and to go before to the other side to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the multitude.

46And having taken leave of them, he went away into the 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 distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them. And about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.

49And they seeing him walking on the sea, supposed it was a spectre, and cried out;

50for all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and says to them: Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid.

51And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased. And they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

52For they considered not the loaves; for their heart was hardened.

53And passing over, they came to the land of Gennesaret, and anchored there.

54And when they had come out of the ship, immediately recognizing him

55they ran through all that region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick, where they heard he was.

56And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or fields, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched him were made whole.