King James VersionMatthew14


1 At that time Herod the tetrar­ch heard of the fame of Je­sus, 2 And said unto his ser­vants, This is John the Bap­tist; he is risen from the dead; and there­fore mighty works do shew forth them­selves in him. 3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Hero­dias' sake, his broth­er Philip's wife. 4 For John said unto him, It is not law­ful for thee to have her. 5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the mul­ti­tude, be­cause they count­ed him as a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birth­day was kept, the daugh­ter of Hero­dias danced be­fore them, and pleased Herod. 7 Where­upon he promised with an oath to give her what­so­ev­er she would ask. 8 And she, be­ing be­fore in­struct­ed of her moth­er, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charg­er. 9 And the king was sor­ry: nev­er­the­less for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he com­mand­ed it to be giv­en her. 10 And he sent, and be­head­ed John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought in a charg­er, and giv­en to the damsel: and she brought it to her moth­er. 12 And his dis­ci­ples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Je­sus. 13 When Je­sus heard of it, he de­part­ed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the peo­ple had heard thereof, they fol­lowed him on foot out of the cities. 14 And Je­sus went forth, and saw a great mul­ti­tude, and was moved with com­pas­sion to­ward them, and he healed their sick. 15 And when it was evening, his dis­ci­ples came to him, say­ing, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the mul­ti­tude away, that they may go into the vil­lages, and buy them­selves vict­uals. 16 But Je­sus said unto them, They need not de­part; give ye them to eat. 17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fish­es. 18 He said, Bring them hith­er to me. 19 And he com­mand­ed the mul­ti­tude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fish­es, and look­ing up to heav­en, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his dis­ci­ples, and the dis­ci­ples to the mul­ti­tude. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the frag­ments that re­mained twelve bas­kets full. 21 And they that had eat­en were about five thou­sand men, be­side wom­en and chil­dren. 22 And straight­way Je­sus con­strained his dis­ci­ples to get into a ship, and to go be­fore him unto the oth­er side, while he sent the mul­ti­tudes away. 23 And when he had sent the mul­ti­tudes away, he went up into a moun­tain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was con­trary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night Je­sus went unto them, walk­ing on the sea. 26 And when the dis­ci­ples saw him walk­ing on the sea, they were trou­bled, say­ing, It is a spir­it; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straight­way Je­sus spake unto them, say­ing, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Pe­ter an­swered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the wa­ter. 29 And he said, Come. And when Pe­ter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the wa­ter, to go to Je­sus. 30 But when he saw the wind bois­ter­ous, he was afraid; and be­gin­ning to sink, he cried, say­ing, Lord, save me. 31 And im­me­di­ate­ly Je­sus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of lit­tle faith, where­fore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and wor­shipped him, say­ing, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gen­nesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowl­edge of him, they sent out into all that coun­try round about, and brought unto him all that were dis­eased; 36 And be­sought him that they might only touch the hem of his gar­ment: and as many as touched were made per­fect­ly whole.