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Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

30 ijThe apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done andtaught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and resta while.” For many were coming and going, and kthey had no leisure even to eat.32 lAnd they went away in mthe boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now manysaw them going and nrecognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the townsand got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he osaw a great crowd, and ohehad compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And hebegan to teach them many things. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to himand said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36 pSend them away to gointo the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”37 But he answered them, q“You give them something to eat.” And rthey said to him,s“Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii6 worth of bread and give it to them toeat?” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And whenthey had found out, they said, t“Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he commanded them allto sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundredsand by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he ulooked up to heavenand vsaid a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set beforethe people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and weresatisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish.44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

Jesus Walks on the Water

45 wImmediately he xmade his disciples get into ythe boat and go before him tothe other side, zto Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he hadtaken leave of them, ahe went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when beveningcame, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw thatthey were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about bthefourth watch of the night7 he came to them, walking on the sea. cHe meant to passby them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost,and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and dwere terrified. But immediately he spoketo them and said, e“Take heart; it is I. eDo not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boatwith them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for fthey didnot understand about the loaves, but their hearts gwere hardened.

Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

53 hWhen they had crossed over, they came to land at iGennesaret and moored tothe shore. 54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately jrecognizedhim 55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring kthe sick people lon theirbeds to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, orcountryside, mthey laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that theymight touch even nthe fringe of his garment. And oas many as touched it were madewell.