Matthew 14
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The Beheading of John
(Mark 6:14–29; Luke 9:7–9)

1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2and said to his servants, this is John the baptist, he is risen from the dead, and consequently is invested with miraculous power.

3for Herod having secur'd John, bound him, and put him in prison to please Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. 4for John had said to him, it is not lawful for thee to have her. 5he would have put him to death, but for fear of the people, who reckoned him a prophet.

6but when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in publick, and made such an impression upon Herod, 7that he promised her upon oath, to give whatever she should ask; 8who being before instructed by her mother, pray, said she, order John Baptist's head to be brought here in a charger. 9and the king relented: nevertheless out of regard to the oath, and to those who sat with him at table, he commanded it to be brought to her. 10and pursuant to order, John was beheaded in the prison, 11whence his head was brought in a charger, and given to the young lady, who carried it to her mother. 12upon which, his disciples came to take away the body, and having buried it, they went to tell Jesus what had happened.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand
(Mark 6:30–44; Luke 9:10–17; John 6:1–15)

13When Jesus heard that, he embark'd, to retire privately to a desert place: of which the people being inform'd, they followed him on foot out of the cities. 14as Jesus landed, he saw a great multitude, and was touch'd with compassion towards them, and healed their sick.

15At evening his disciples came to him, saying, this is a desert place, and dinner-time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go to buy themselves provisions in the villages. 16but Jesus said to them, that's needless, let them eat what you have. 17we have nothing here, said they, but five loaves, and two fishes. 18bring them hither, said he. 19then giving orders for the company to sit down on the grass, he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks; then breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave them to his disciples, and the disciples to the company: who all of them eat, 20and were filled: and they carried away twelve baskets full of fragments that were left. 21now they that had eaten, were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

Jesus Walks on Water
(Mark 6:45–52; John 6:16–21)

22Presently after Jesus obliged his disciples to embark, and cross over to the other side before him, whilst he dismiss'd the people. 23and when he had dismiss'd them, he retired by himself to a mountain to pray: where he stay'd all alone till the latter part of the evening. 24by this time the vessel was half sea over, violently toss'd with the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25at the dawn of day, Jesus came to them walking on the sea. 26the disciples seeing him walking on the sea, cry'd out in a fright, an apparition; and they scream'd for fear. 27but Jesus immediately call'd to them, take courage, said he, it is I, don't be afraid.

28Peter answered, Lord, said he, if it be you, bid me come upon the water to you. 29Jesus said, come, and Peter getting out of the ship, walk'd on the water to go to Jesus. 30but finding the wind boisterous, he was afraid: and beginning to sink, cried out, Lord, save me. 31immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, and caught him, diffident man, said he, why were you in suspence? 32and when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, of a truth thou art the son of God.

Jesus Heals at Gennesaret
(Mark 6:53–56)

34When they were over, they came into the territory of Gennesaret. 35where being known by the people of that place, they sent about all that country, and presented to him all that were diseased, 36praying him to let them only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touch'd it were made perfectly whole.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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