Herod's opinion of Christ.
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Iesus, Matthew 14:2 And said vnto his seruants, This is Iohn the Baptist, hee is risen from the dead, and therfore mighty workes doe shew foorth themselues in him.
Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.
Matthew 14:3 For Herode had layd hold on Iohn, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wife. Matthew 14:4 For Iohn said vnto him, It is not lawfull for thee to haue her. Matthew 14:5 And when he would haue put him to death, hee feared the multitude, because they counted him as a Prophet. Matthew 14:6 But when Herods birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias daunced before them, and pleased Herode. Matthew 14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath, to giue her whatsoeuer she would aske. Matthew 14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Giue me heere Iohn Baptists head in a charger. Matthew 14:9 And the king was sorie: neuerthelesse for the othes sake, and them which sate with him at meate, he commanded it to be giuen her: Matthew 14:10 And he sent, and beheaded Iohn in the prison. Matthew 14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and giuen to the Damsell: and she brought it to her mother. Matthew 14:12 And his Disciples came, and took vp the body, and buried it, and went and told Iesus.
Jesus departeth into a desert place:
Matthew 14:13 When Iesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship, into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foote, out of the cities. Matthew 14:14 And Iesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was mooued with compassion toward them, and he healed their sicke.
where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.
Matthew 14:15 And when it was euening, his Disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may goe into the villages, and buy themselues victuals. Matthew 14:16 But Iesus said vnto them, They neede not depart; giue yee them to eate. Matthew 14:17 And they say vnto him, We haue heere but fiue loaues, and two fishes. Matthew 14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me. Matthew 14:19 And hee commanded the multitude to sit downe on the grasse, & tooke the fiue loaues, and the two fishes, and looking vp to heauen, hee blessed, and brake, and gaue the loaues to his Disciples, and the Disciples to the multitude. Matthew 14:20 And they did all eat, & were filled: and they tooke vp of the fragments that remained twelue baskets full. Matthew 14:21 And they that had eaten, were about fiue thousand men, beside women and children.
He walketh on the sea to his disciples:
Matthew 14:22 And straightway Iesus constrained his Disciples to get into a ship, and to goe before him vnto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went vp into a mountaine apart to pray: and when the euening was come, he was there alone: Matthew 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the Sea, tossed with waues: for the wind was contrary. Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Iesus went vnto them, walking on the Sea. Matthew 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 feare. Matthew 14:27 But straightway Iesus spake vnto them, saying, Be of good cheere: it is I, be not afraid. Matthew 14:28 And Peter answered him, and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come vnto thee on the water. Matthew 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come downe out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Iesus. Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind boysterous, he was afraid: and beginning to sinke, he cried, saying, Lord saue me. Matthew 14:31 And immediately Iesus stretched foorth his hand, and caught him, and said vnto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? Matthew 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, Of a trueth thou art the sonne of God.
and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment.
Matthew 14:34 And when they were gone ouer, they came into ye land of Genesaret. Matthew 14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that countrey round about, and brought vnto him al that were diseased, Matthew 14:36 And besought him, that they might onely touch the hemme of his garment; and as many as touched, were made perfectly whole.