Mark 8
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1In those days the crowd once again became very large, and they had nothing to eat. Jesus called the disciples to Him and said,1In those days there was another large crowd with nothing to eat. So Jesus called his disciples and said to them,
2“I have compassion for this crowd, because they have already been with Me three days and have nothing to eat.2"I have compassion on the crowd, because they have already been here with me three days, and they have nothing to eat.
3If I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a great distance.”3If I send them home hungry, they will faint on the way, and some of them have come from a great distance."
4His disciples replied, “Where in this desolate place could anyone find enough bread to feed all these people?”4His disciples answered him, "Where can someone get enough bread in this desolate place to satisfy these people?"
5“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied.5He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They replied, "Seven."
6And He directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then He took the seven loaves, gave thanks and broke them, and gave them to His disciples to set before the people. And they distributed them to the crowd.6Then he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. After he took the seven loaves and gave thanks, he broke them and began giving them to the disciples to serve. So they served the crowd.
7They also had a few small fish, and Jesus blessed them and ordered that these be set before them as well.7They also had a few small fish. After giving thanks for these, he told them to serve these as well.
8The people ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.8Everyone ate and was satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
9And about four thousand men were present. As soon as Jesus had dismissed the crowd,9There were about four thousand who ate. Then he dismissed them.
10He got into the boat with His disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.10Immediately he got into a boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.
11Then the Pharisees came and began to argue with Jesus, testing Him by demanding from Him a sign from heaven.11Then the Pharisees came and began to argue with Jesus, asking for a sign from heaven to test him.
12Jesus sighed deeply in His spirit and said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”12Sighing deeply in his spirit he said, "Why does this generation look for a sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to this generation."
13And He left them, got back into the boat, and crossed to the other side.13Then he left them, got back into the boat, and went to the other side.
14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.14Now they had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.
15“Watch out!” He cautioned them. “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod.”15And Jesus ordered them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"
16So they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.16So they began to discuss with one another about having no bread.
17Aware of their conversation, Jesus asked them, “Why are you debating about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Do you have such hard hearts?17When he learned of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you arguing about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Have your hearts been hardened?
18’Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear?’ And do you not remember?18Though you have eyes, don't you see? And though you have ears, can't you hear? Don't you remember?
19When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of broken pieces did you collect?” “Twelve,” they answered.19When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?" They replied, "Twelve."
20“And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of broken pieces did you collect?” “Seven,” they said.20"When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?" They replied, "Seven."
21Then He asked them, “Do you still not understand?”21Then he said to them, "Do you still not understand?"
22When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.22Then they came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to Jesus and asked him to touch him.
23So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then He spit on the man’s eyes and placed His hands on him. “Can you see anything?” He asked.23He took the blind man by the hand and brought him outside of the village. Then he spit on his eyes, placed his hands on his eyes and asked, "Do you see anything?"
24The man looked up and said, “I can see the people, but they look like trees walking around.”24Regaining his sight he said, "I see people, but they look like trees walking."
25Once again Jesus placed His hands on the man’s eyes, and when he opened them his sight was restored, and he could see everything clearly.25Then Jesus placed his hands on the man's eyes again. And he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
26Jesus sent him home and said, “Do not go back into the village.”26Jesus sent him home, saying, "Do not even go into the village."
27Then Jesus and His disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way, He questioned His disciples: “Who do people say I am?”27Then Jesus and his disciples went to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"
28They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”28They said, "John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and still others, one of the prophets."
29“But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”29He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ."
30And Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about Him.30Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.
31Then He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and that He must be killed and after three days rise again.31Then Jesus began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32He spoke this message quite frankly, and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.32He spoke openly about this. So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33But Jesus, turning and looking at His disciples, rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”33But after turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan. You are not setting your mind on God's interests, but on man's."
34Then Jesus called the crowd to Him along with His disciples, and He told them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.34Then Jesus called the crowd, along with his disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it.35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.
36What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?36For what benefit is it for a person to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his life?
37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?37What can a person give in exchange for his life?
38If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.”38For if anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
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