4:1And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
4:2And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
4:3Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4:4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
4:5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
4:6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
4:7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
4:8And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:9And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
4:11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
4:12That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
4:13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
4:14The sower soweth the word.
4:15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
4:16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
4:17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
4:18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
4:19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
4:20And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:21And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
4:22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
4:23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
4:24And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
4:25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
4:26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
4:27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
4:28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
4:29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
4:30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
4:31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
4:32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
4:33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
4:34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
4:35And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
4:36And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
4:37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
4:38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
4:39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
4:40And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
4:41And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
5:1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
5:2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
5:3Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
5:4Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5:5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
5:6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
5:7And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
5:8For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
5:9And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
5:10And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
5:11Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
5:12And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
5:13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
5:14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
5:15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
5:16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
5:17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
5:18And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
5:19Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
5:20And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
5:21And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
5:22And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
5:23And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
5:24And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
5:25And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
5:26And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
5:27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
5:28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
5:29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
5:30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
5:31And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
5:32And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
5:33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
5:34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
5:35While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
5:36As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
5:37And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
5:38And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
5:39And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
5:40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
5:41And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
5:42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
5:43And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
6:1And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
6:2And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
6:3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
6:4But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
6:5And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
6:6And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
6:7And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
6:8And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
6:9But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
6:10And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
6:11And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, 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 Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
6:12And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
6:13And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
6:14And 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 shew forth themselves in him.
6:15Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
6:16But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
6:17For 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.
6:18For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
6:19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
6:20For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
6:21And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
6:22And 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 damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
6:23And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
6:24And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
6:25And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
6:26And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
6:27And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
6:28And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
6:29And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
6:30And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
6:31And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
6:32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
6:33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.
6:34And Jesus, when he came out, saw much 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.
6:35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
6:36Send 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.
6:37He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
6:38He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
6:39And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
6:40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
6:41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
6:42And they did all eat, and were filled.
6:43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
6:44And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
6:45And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
6:46And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
6:47And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
6:48And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
6:49But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
6:50For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
6:51And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
6:52For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
6:53And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
6:54And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
6:55And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
6:56And whithersoever 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.