that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of
14:2 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.
14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him,
and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his
brother Philip's wife.
14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for
thee to have her.
14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he
feared the multitude, because they counted him as a
14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the
daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased
14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her
whatsoever she would ask.
14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother,
said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
14:9 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.
14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and
given to the damsel: and she brought it to her
14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body,
and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
14:13 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
14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great
multitude, and was moved with compassion toward
them, and he healed their sick.
14:15 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.
14:16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not
depart; give ye them to eat.
14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five
loaves, and two fishes.
14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
14:19 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.
14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and
they took up of the fragments that remained twelve
14:21 And they that had eaten were about five
thousand men, beside women and children.
14:22 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
14:23 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.
14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea,
tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus
went unto them, walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the
sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and
they cried out for fear.
14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it
be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come
down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go
14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was
afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying,
Lord, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his
hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of
little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the
14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and
worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son
14:34 And when they were gone over, they came into
the land of Gennesaret.
14:35 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;
14:36 And besought him that they might only touch
the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were
made perfectly whole.
The Book of Matthew, Verses of Chapter 14