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Mark 6

Rejection at Nazareth

1 And he went out from there, and he comes to his native-land, and his disciples followed him. 2 And the Sabbath having come to pass he began to be teaching in the synagogue. And many who heard were astounded saying: From where [are] these [things] to this [one], and what [is] this wisdom given to this [one that] even such powers through his hands come to pass? 3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were stumbled in him. 4 And Jesus was saying to them that: [a] prophet is not dishonored except in his own native-land, and among his relatives and in his own house. 5 And he was not able to do any mighty work, except [a] few sick having laid on his hands he healed. 6 And he marveled at their unbelief. And he went around [about] the villages teaching.

Sending out the Twelve Disciples

7 And he called upon the twelve, and began to be sending them two by two, and was giving them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 And he directed them that they should be taking nothing for the road except [a] staff only, no bread, no knapsack, no copper coin in the girdle, 9 but having been shod with sandals, not wear two shirts. 10 And he was saying to them: Wherever you enter [a] house, there be remaining until you depart from there, 11 and whatever place should not receive you nor hear you, going out from there shake off the dust under you feet as [a] witness to them. 12 And having gone out they preached in order that they repent, 13 and many demons they were casting out, and they were anointing with oil many sick and were healing [them].

The Death of John the Baptist

14 And the king Herod heard, for his name had become known, and he was1 saying that John the baptizing [one] is risen from the dead, and because of this the powers are at work in him. 15 But others were saying that: He is Elijah, and others were saying that: [He is a] prophet like one of the prophets. 16 Now when Herod heard he was saying: John whom I beheaded, this one arose. 17 For Herod himself having sent laid hold of John and bound him in prison because of Herodias the wife of Phillip his brother, for he had married her. 18 For John was saying to Herod that: It is not allowed for you to be having the wife [of your] brother. 19 So Herodias was having [a] grudge against him and was wishing to kill him, and she was not able; 20 For Herod feared John, seeing him [a] just and holy man, and protected him, and when he heard him did many [things] 2, and heard him gladly.

21 And when [a] suitable day came to pass, when Herod on his birthday did [a] dinner for his chief men and high captains and the foremost of Galilee, 22 and when the daughter of this Herod came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those who sat with him. So the king said to the girl: Ask3 of me whatever you wish, and I will give [it] to you. 23 And he swore to her that: If you should ask3 I will give to you to half of my kingdom. 24 And having gone out she said to her mother: What should I ask3? And she said: The head of John the baptizing [one]. 25 And straightway having gone in with haste to the king she asked3 saying: I wish that you give to me at once the head of John the baptist. 26 And the king having become deeply grieved because of his oaths and those sitting with him did not wish to refuse her. 27 And straightway the king having sent the executioner he commanded his head be brought. And having departed he beheaded him in the prison. 28 And he brought his head upon [a] platter and gave it to the maiden, and the maiden gave it to her mother. 29 And when the disciples heard of it they came and took his body and placed it in [a] grave.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

30 And the disciples are gathered to Jesus, and they report to him everything, whatsoever they did and whatsoever they taught. 31 And he says to them: Come you yourselves, privately to the deserted place and rest [a] little. For those coming and going were many, and they had no opportunity to be eating. 32 And they departed in the boat to the deserted place privately. 33 And they saw them departing and many knew [him] and they ran together by land from all the cities and went before him. 34 And having come out he saw [a] great crowd, and had compassion on them because they were as sheep not having [a] shepherd, and he began to be teaching them many [things].

35 And many hours already having come to pass his disciples having come to him were saying that: This place is deserted and already the hour [is] great. 36 Disperse them, that having departed into the surrounding fields and villages they may buy for themselves something to eat. 37 But answering he said to them: You yourselves give them to eat. And they say to him: Having gone shall we buy with two hundred denari loaves, and give to them to eat? 38 But he says to them: How many loaves have you? Go see. And when they knew they say: Five, and two fish. 39 And he commanded them to all lie down group by group, upon the green grass. 40 And they reclined group by group, according to [a] hundred and according to fifty. 41 And taking the five loaves and two fish, having looked up into heaven he blessed [them] and broke the loaves and was giving to the disciples that they set them before them, and the two fish he divided to all. 42 And all ate and were filled, 43 and they took up fragments twelve baskets full, and of the fish. 44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

Walking on Water

45 And straightway he brought his disciples to embark in the boat and to be going before [him] to the other side to Bethsaida until he disperse the crowd. 46 And having taken leave of them he departed to the mountain to pray. 47 And having become late the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he only on the land. 48 And having seen them tormented in the advance, for the wind was against them, around the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking on the sea, and he wanted to pass them by. 49 But when they saw him upon the sea walking they supposed that: It is [a] phantasm4,and they cried out, 50 for all saw him and were unsettled. So straightway he spoke with them, and says to them: Take courage, It is I, Be not fearing. 51 And he went up to them into the boat, and the wind ceased, and they were very amazed and marveled 5 in themselves to excess, 52 for they had not understood [about] the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

Healing the Sick

53 And having crossed over to the land they came to Gennesaret and came into harbor. 54 And when they came out of the boat straightway having known him 55 they ran [about] that whole region and began to be carrying [about] on pallets those having [it] evil-ly, where they heard that he is. 56 And wherever he entered into village, or into city, or into field, [or] in the market place they placed those being sick6, and they were calling upon him that even the hem of his garment they may grasp; and whoever grasped it was saved.

1"he was" HKvg most; "they were" BW

2"did many [things]" DK vg many; "was greatly unsettled" Bℵ

3AITEO "ay-TEH-oh" (αιτεω) "request", "demand", "beg" something for oneself. Far from humbly requesting—it's more like 'demanding'. Jesus uses AITEO only of the prayer of others, not of His own (cf. John.16:26)—and not requesting things for Himself, only for others. AITEO seems to suppose a lesser degree of intimacy than EROTAO (ερωταω), hence AITEO is used of the requests of the disciples to God, but EROTAO of the requests of the disciples to Jesus, and of those of Jesus to the Father ( John.14:16). AITEO is demanding/begging/pleading, EROTAO is polite and friendlier. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

4or "ghost"

5"amazed and marveled" DW K many; "amazed" ℵB vg

6or "weak"