Mark 8
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The Feeding of the Four Thousand
(2 Kings 4:42–44; Matthew 15:29–39)

1In those dayes, when there was a very great company, and had nothyng to eate, Iesus called his disciples to him, & saide vnto them:

2I haue compassio on the people, because they haue nowe ben with me three dayes, and haue nothyng to eate: 3And yf I sende them away fastyng to their owne houses, they shall faynt by the way: for diuers of them came fro farre. 4And his disciples aunswered hym: From whence can a man satisfie these men with bread here in the wildernesse? 5And he asked the: Howe many loaues haue ye? They sayde, seuen. 6And he commaunded the people to sit downe on the grounde: And he toke the seuen loaues, and when he had geuen thankes, he brake, and gaue to his disciples, to set before them: And they dyd set them before the people. 7And they hadde a fewe small fysshes: And when he had blessed, he commaunded them also to be set before them. 8So they dyd eate, and were suffised: And they toke vp of the broken meate that was left, seuen baskettes full. 9And they that had eaten, were about foure thousand: And he sent the away. 10And anone he entred into a shippe, with his disciples, and came into the parties of Dalmanutha.

The Demand for a Sign
(Matthew 16:1–4; Luke 12:54–56)

11And the Pharisees came foorth, and began to dispute with hym, sekyng of him a signe from heauen, tempting him. 12And when he had sighed depely in his spirite, he sayth: Why doth this generatio seke a signe? Ueryly I say vnto you, there shall no signe be geue vnto this generation. 13And he lefte them, and went into the ship agayne, & departed ouer the water.

The Leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod
(Matthew 16:5–12; Luke 12:1–3)

14And they had forgotten to take bread with them neither had they in the ship with them more then one loafe.

15And he charged the, saying: Take heede, beware of the leuen of the pharisees, and of the leuen of Herode. 16And they reasoned among them selues, saying: We haue no bread. 17And Iesus knewe it, and sayth vnto them: Why reason ye, because ye haue no bread? Perceaue ye not yet, neither vnderstande? Haue ye your heart yet hardened? 18Haue ye eyes, and see not? and haue ye eares & heare not? Do ye not remember? 19When I brake fyue loaues among fyue thousande men, howe many baskettes full of broken meate toke ye vp? They say vnto hym, twelue. 20When I brake seuen among foure thousande, howe many baskettes of the leauynges of the broken meate toke ye vp? They sayde, seuen. 21And he sayde vnto them: Howe happeneth it, that ye do not vnderstande?

The Blind Man at Bethsaida

22And he came to Bethsaida, & they brought a blynde man vnto hym, and desired hym to touche hym. 23And he caught the blinde by the hand, and led him out of the towne: and whe he had spyt in his eyes, & put his handes vpon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24And he loked vp, & saide, I see men: for I perceiue the walke as they were trees. 25After that, he put his handes agayne vpon his eyes, & made hym see: And he was restored, & saw euery man clearely. 26And he sent hym home to his house, saying: neither go into the towne, nor tell it to any in the towne.

Peter’s Confession of Christ
(Matthew 16:13–20; Luke 9:18–20; John 6:67–71)

27And Iesus went out, & his disciples, into the townes that long to Cesarea Philippi: And by the way he asked his disciples, saying vnto them: Whom do men say that I am? 28And they aunswered: Some saye that thou art Iohn Baptist, and some saye, Elias: Agayne, some saye that thou art one of the prophetes. 29And he sayde vnto them: But whom say ye that I am? Peter aunswereth, & saith vnto him: Thou art very Christe. 30And he charged them, that they should tell no man of hym.

Christ’s Passion Foretold
(Matthew 16:21–23; Luke 9:21–22)

31And he began to teache them, howe that the sonne of man must suffer many thynges, & be reproued of the elders, and of the hie priestes, & scribes, and be killed, and after three dayes, aryse agayne. 32And he spake that saying openly: And Peter toke hym asyde, and began to rebuke hym. 33But he turned about, and loked on his disciples, and rebuked Peter, saying, go after me Sata: for thou sauerest not the thinges that be of God, but the thinges that be of men.

Take Up Your Cross
(Matthew 16:24–28; Luke 9:23–27)

34And when he had called the people vnto hym, with his disciples also, he said vnto them: Whosoeuer wyll folow me, let hym forsake hym selfe, and take vp his crosse, and folowe me. 35For whosoeuer wyll saue his life, shall lose it: But whosoeuer shall lose his life, for my sake & the Gospels, the same shall saue it. 36For what shall it profite a man, yf he wynne all the worlde, and lose his owne soule? 37Or what shall a man geue, for a raunsome of his soule? 38Whosoeuer therfore shalbe ashamed of me, and of my wordes, in this adulterous and synnefull generation: of hym also shall the sonne of man be ashamed, when he commeth in the glorie of his father, with the holy Angels.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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