14When Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, heard about Jesus,G1722G1565G2540G2264G5076G191G189G2424 2he said to his advisers, "This must be John the Baptist raised from the dead! That is why he can do such miracles."G2532G2036G846G3816G3778G2076G2491G910G846G1453G575G3498G2532G1223G5124G1411G1754G1722G846 3For Herod had arrested and imprisoned John as a favor to his wife Herodias .G1063G2264G2902G2491G1210G846G2532G5087G1722G5438G1223G2266G1223G846G80G5376G1135 4John had been telling Herod, "It is against God's law for you to marry her."G1063G2491G3004G846G1832G3756G1832G4671G2192G846 5Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of a riot, because all the people believed John was a prophet.G2532G2309G615G846G615G5399G3793G3754G2192G846G5613G4396 6But at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias's daughter performed a dance that greatly pleased him,G1161G2264G1077G71G2364G2266G3738G1722G3319G2532G700G2264 7so he promised with a vow to give her anything she wanted.G3606G3670G3326G3727G1325G846G3739G1437G154 8At her mother's urging, the girl said, "I want the head of John the Baptist on a tray!"G1161G4264G5259G846G3384G5346G1325G3427G5602G2491G910G2776G1909G4094 9Then the king regretted what he had said; but because of the vow he had made in front of his guests, he issued the necessary orders.G2532G935G3076G1161G1223G3727G2532G4873G2753G1325 10So John was beheaded in the prison,G2532G3992G607G2491G1722G5438 11and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.G2532G846G2776G5342G1909G4094G2532G1325G2877G2532G5342G846G3384 12Later, John's disciples came for his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus what had happened.G2532G846G3101G4334G142G4983G2532G2290G846G2532G2064G518G2424 13As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns.G2532G2424G191G402G1564G1722G4143G1519G2048G5117G2596G2398G2532G3793G191G190G846G3979G575G4172 14Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.G2532G2424G1831G1492G4183G3793G2532G4697G1909G846G2532G2323G846G732 15That evening the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves."G1161G1096G3798G846G3101G4334G846G3004G2076G2048G5117G2532G5610G2235G3928G630G3793G630G2443G565G1519G2968G59G1438G1033 16But Jesus said, "That isn't necessary—you feed them."G1161G2424G2036G846G5532G3756G565G2192G1325G5210G846G5315 17"But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!" they answered.G1161G3004G846G2192G5602G3756G1508G4002G740G2532G1417G2486 18"Bring them here," he said.G1161G2036G5342G846G5602G3427 19Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people.G2532G2753G3793G347G1909G5528G2532G2983G4002G740G2532G1417G2486G308G1519G3772G2127G2532G2806G1325G740G3101G1161G3101G3793 20They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers.G2532G5315G3956G5315G2532G5526G2532G142G2801G4052G1427G2894G4134 21About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!G1161G2068G2258G5616G4000G435G5565G1135G2532G3813 22Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home.G2532G2112G2424G315G846G3101G1684G1519G4143G2532G4254G846G1519G4008G2193G3739G630G3793G630 23After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.G2532G630G3793G630G305G1519G3735G2596G2398G4336G1161G3798G1096G2258G1563G3441 24Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.G1161G4143G2258G2235G3319G2281G928G5259G2949G1063G417G2258G1727 25About three o'clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.G1161G5067G5438G3571G2424G565G4314G846G4043G1909G2281 26When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, "It's a ghost!"G2532G3101G1492G846G4043G1909G2281G5015G3004G3754G2076G5326G2532G2896G575G5401 27But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Take courage. I am here!"G1161G2112G2424G2980G846G3004G2293G1510G1473G5399G3361G5399 28Then Peter called to him, "Lord, if it's really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water."G1161G4074G611G846G2036G2962G1487G1488G4771G2753G3165G2064G4314G4571G1909G5204 29"Yes, come," Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.G1161G2036G2064G2532G4074G2597G575G4143G4043G1909G5204G2064G4314G2424 30But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. "Save me, Lord!" he shouted.G1161G991G417G2478G5399G2532G756G2670G2896G3004G2962G4982G3165 31Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. "You have so little faith," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"G1161G2112G2424G1614G5495G1949G846G2532G3004G846G3640G1519G5101G1365 32When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.G2532G846G1684G1519G4143G417G2869 33Then the disciples worshiped him. "You really are the Son of God!" they exclaimed.G1161G1722G4143G2064G4352G846G3004G230G1488G5207G2316 34After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.G2532G1276G2064G1519G1093G1082 35When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed.G2532G435G1565G5117G1921G846G649G1519G3650G1565G4066G2532G4374G846G3956G2192G2560 36They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.G2532G3870G846G2443G680G3440G680G2899G846G2440G2532G3745G680G1295
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