8About this time another large crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. Jesus called his disciples and told them,G1722G1565G2250G3793G5607G3827G2532G2192G3361G5101G5315G2424G4341G846G3101G3004G846 2"I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat.G4697G1909G3793G3754G4357G2235G4357G3427G5140G2250G2532G2192G3756G5101G5315 3If I send them home hungry, they will faint along the way. For some of them have come a long distance."G2532G1437G630G846G630G3523G1519G846G3624G1590G1722G3598G1063G5100G846G2240G3113 4His disciples replied, "How are we supposed to find enough food to feed them out here in the wilderness?"G2532G846G3101G611G846G4159G1410G5100G5526G5128G740G5602G1909G2047 5Jesus asked, "How much bread do you have?" "Seven loaves," they replied.G2532G1905G846G4214G740G2192G1161G2036G2033 6So Jesus told all the people to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to his disciples, who distributed the bread to the crowd.G2532G3853G3793G377G1909G1093G2532G2983G2033G740G2168G2806G2532G1325G846G3101G2443G3908G2532G3908G3793 7A few small fish were found, too, so Jesus also blessed these and told the disciples to distribute them.G2532G2192G3641G2485G2532G2127G2036G3908G846G2532G3908 8They ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food.G1161G5315G2532G5526G2532G142G2801G4051G2033G4711 9There were about 4,000 people in the crowd that day, and Jesus sent them home after they had eaten.G1161G5315G2258G5613G5070G2532G630G846G630 10Immediately after this, he got into a boat with his disciples and crossed over to the region of Dalmanutha.G2532G2112G1684G1519G4143G3326G846G3101G2064G1519G3313G1148 11When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came and started to argue with him. Testing him, they demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.G2532G5330G1831G2532G756G4802G846G2212G3844G846G4592G575G3772G3985G846 12When he heard this, he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, I will not give this generation any such sign."G2532G389G846G4151G3004G5101G1934G3778G1074G1934G4592G281G3004G5213G1487G4592G1325G5026G1074 13So he got back into the boat and left them, and he crossed to the other side of the lake.G2532G863G846G1684G1519G4143G3825G565G1519G4008 14But the disciples had forgotten to bring any food. They had only one loaf of bread with them in the boat.G2532G1950G2983G740G2532G3756G2192G1722G4143G3326G1438G1508G1520G740 15As they were crossing the lake, Jesus warned them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod."G2532G1291G846G3004G3708G991G575G2219G5330G2532G2219G2264 16At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn't brought any bread.G2532G1260G4314G240G3004G3754G2192G3756G740 17Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, "Why are you arguing about having no bread? Don't you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in?G2532G2424G1097G3004G846G5101G1260G3754G2192G3756G740G3539G3768G3761G4920G2192G5216G2588G2089G4456 18'You have eyes—can't you see? You have ears—can't you hear?' Don't you remember anything at all?G2192G3788G991G3756G2532G2192G3775G191G3756G2532G3421G3756G3421 19When I fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, how many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?" "Twelve," they said.G3753G2806G4002G740G1519G4000G4214G2894G4134G2801G142G3004G846G1427 20"And when I fed the 4,000 with seven loaves, how many large baskets of leftovers did you pick up?" "Seven," they said.G1161G3753G2033G1519G5070G4214G4711G4138G2801G142G1161G2036G2033 21"Don't you understand yet?" he asked them.G2532G3004G846G4459G4920G3756G4920 22When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch the man and heal him.G2532G2064G1519G966G2532G5342G5185G846G2532G3870G846G2443G680G846 23Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man's eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, "Can you see anything now?"G2532G1949G5185G5495G1806G846G1854G2968G2532G4429G1519G846G3659G2007G5495G846G1905G846G1536G991G1536 24The man looked around. "Yes," he said, "I see people, but I can't see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around."G2532G308G3004G3754G991G444G5613G3708G1186G4043 25Then Jesus placed his hands on the man's eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.G1534G2007G5495G3825G1909G846G3788G2532G4160G846G308G2532G600G2532G1689G537G5081 26Jesus sent him away, saying, "Don't go back into the village on your way home."G2532G649G846G649G1519G846G3624G3004G3366G1525G1519G2968G3366G2036G5100G1722G2968 27Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"G2532G2424G1831G2532G846G3101G1519G2968G2542G5376G2532G1722G3598G1905G846G3101G3004G846G5101G3004G444G3004G3165G1511 28"Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other prophets."G1161G611G2491G910G1161G243G2243G2532G243G1520G4396 29Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Peter replied, "You are the Messiah."G2532G846G3004G846G1161G5101G3004G5210G3165G1511G1161G4074G611G3004G846G4771G1488G5547 30But Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.G2532G2008G846G2443G3004G3367G4012G846 31Then Jesus began to tell them that the Son of Man must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but three days later he would rise from the dead.G2532G756G1321G846G3754G5207G444G1163G3958G4183G2532G593G575G4245G2532G749G2532G1122G2532G615G2532G3326G5140G2250G450 32As he talked about this openly with his disciples, Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things.G2532G2980G3056G3954G2532G4074G4355G846G756G2008G846 33Jesus turned around and looked at his disciples, then reprimanded Peter. "Get away from me, Satan!" he said. "You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God's."G1161G1994G2532G1492G846G3101G2008G4074G3004G5217G3694G3450G4567G3754G5426G3756G2316G235G444 34Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.G2532G4341G3793G4862G846G3101G2036G846G3748G2309G2064G3694G3450G533G1438G2532G142G846G4716G2532G190G3427 35If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.G1063G3739G302G2309G4982G846G5590G622G846G1161G3739G302G622G846G5590G1752G1700G2532G2098G3778G4982G846 36And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?G1063G5101G5623G444G1437G2770G3650G2889G2532G2210G846G5590 37Is anything worth more than your soul?G2228G5101G1325G444G1325G465G846G5590 38If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."G3739G302G1063G1870G3165G2532G1699G3056G1722G5026G3428G2532G268G1074G846G2532G1870G5207G444G1870G3752G2064G1722G1391G846G3962G3326G40G32
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