Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1But at that time Herodus the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Yeshua. 2And he said to his servants, "This is Yohannan The Baptizer; but he has arisen from the grave, therefore miracles are done by him."
3For Herodus had seized Yohannan and bound him and cast him into prison because of Herodia the wife of Philippus his brother. 4For Yohannan had said to him, "It is not lawful that she should be your wife." 5And he had wanted to kill him and he was afraid of the people who were holding him as a Prophet.
6But when Herodus' birthday came, the daughter of Herodia danced before the dinner guests and she pleased Herodus. 7Because of this, he swore an oath to her that he would give her anything that she would ask. 8But because she had been instructed by her mother, she had said, "Give me here in a dish the head of Yohannan The Baptizer." 9And it saddened the King, but because of the oath and the guests, he commanded that it be given to her. 10And he sent, cutting off the head of Yohannan in the prison. 11And his head was brought in a dish and it was given to the girl and she brought it to her mother. 12And his disciples came, took his corpse*, performed a burial and came and informed Yeshua.
13But when Yeshua heard, he departed from there by ship to a desert region alone, and when the crowds heard, they went after him by land from the cities. 14And Yeshua came down, seeing the great crowds, and he was moved with pity for them and he healed their sick.
15When it was evening, his disciples came to join him and they said to him, "This is a desert place and the time is late. Dismiss the crowds of people so they will go to the villages and buy food for themselves." 16But he said to them, "It is not necessary for them to go. You give them to eat." 17But they said to him, "There is nothing here with us but five loaves and two fish." 18But Yeshua said to them, "Bring them here to me." 19And he commanded the crowds to recline on the ground and he took those five loaves and two fish and he gazed into Heaven and he blessed and he broke and he gave to his disciples and the disciples placed those things before the crowds. 20And they all ate and were satisfied and they collected the remainder of the fragments twelve baskets full. 21But those men who ate were 5,000, apart from the women and children.
22And at once he compelled his disciples to embark the ship and to go before him to the other side while he sent the crowds away. 23And when he had sent the crowds away, he went up to a mountain alone to pray and when it was dark he was there alone. 24And the ship was many furlongs* distant from the land while it was tossed greatly by the waves, for the wind was against it. 25But in the fourth watch of the night, Yeshua came unto them, while he was walking on the water. 26And his disciples saw him, that he was walking on the water, and they were alarmed and they were saying, "It is a hallucination", and they cried out in fear. 27But Yeshua immediately spoke with them and he said, "Take heart; I AM THE LIVING GOD*. Do not be afraid."
28And Kaypha answered and he said to him, "My Lord, if you are He, command me to come unto you on the water." 29And Yeshua said to him, "Come", and Kaypha went down from the ship and he walked on the water to come to Yeshua. 30And when he saw the wind was violent, he was afraid, and he began to sink, and he raised his voice and he said, "My Lord, save me!" 31And immediately Our Lord stretched out his hand and he held him and said to him, "Oh small of faith! Why did you doubt?" 32And when they came up into the ship the wind stopped. 33And those who were in the ship came and they worshiped him, and they said, "Truly, you are The Son of God!"
34And they traveled and they came to the land of Genessar. 35And the men of that place recognized him and they sent to all the villages around them and brought all of those who were very sick to him. 36And they were begging him that they may touch even only the hem of his garment, and those who touched were healed.