Bishops' Bible

Mark 8

Christ feedeth the people miraculously:

Mark 8:1 In those dayes, when there was a very great company, and had nothyng to eate, Iesus called his disciples to him, & saide vnto them: Mark 8:2 I haue compassio on the people, because they haue nowe ben with me three dayes, and haue nothyng to eate: Mark 8:3 And yf I sende them away fastyng to their owne houses, they shall faynt by the way: for diuers of them came fro farre. Mark 8:4 And his disciples aunswered hym: From whence can a man satisfie these men with bread here in the wildernesse? Mark 8:5 And he asked the: Howe many loaues haue ye? They sayde, seuen. Mark 8:6 And he commaunded the people to sit downe on the grounde: And he toke the seuen loaues, and when he had geuen thankes, he brake, and gaue to his disciples, to set before them: And they dyd set them before the people. Mark 8:7 And they hadde a fewe small fysshes: And when he had blessed, he commaunded them also to be set before them. Mark 8:8 So they dyd eate, and were suffised: And they toke vp of the broken meate that was left, seuen baskettes full. Mark 8:9 And they that had eaten, were about foure thousand: And he sent the away.

refuseth to give a sign to the Pharisees:

Mark 8:10 And anone he entred into a shippe, with his disciples, and came into the parties of Dalmanutha. Mark 8:11 And the Pharisees came foorth, and began to dispute with hym, sekyng of him a signe from heauen, tempting him. Mark 8:12 And when he had sighed depely in his spirite, he sayth: Why doth this generatio seke a signe? Ueryly I say vnto you, there shall no signe be geue vnto this generation. Mark 8:13 And he lefte them, and went into the ship agayne, & departed ouer the water.

admonisheth his disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod:

Mark 8:14 And they had forgotten to take bread [with them] neither had they in the ship with them more then one loafe. Mark 8:15 And he charged the, saying: Take heede, beware of the leuen of the pharisees, and of the leuen of Herode. Mark 8:16 And they reasoned among them selues, saying: We haue no bread. Mark 8:17 And Iesus knewe it, and sayth vnto them: Why reason ye, because ye haue no bread? Perceaue ye not yet, neither vnderstande? Haue ye your heart yet hardened? Mark 8:18 Haue ye eyes, and see not? and haue ye eares & heare not? Do ye not remember? Mark 8:19 When I brake fyue loaues among fyue thousande men, howe many baskettes full of broken meate toke ye vp? They say vnto hym, twelue. Mark 8:20 When I brake seuen among foure thousande, howe many baskettes of the leauynges of the broken meate toke ye vp? They sayde, seuen. Mark 8:21 And he sayde vnto them: Howe happeneth it, that ye do not vnderstande?

giveth a blind man his sight:

Mark 8:22 And he came to Bethsaida, & they brought a blynde man vnto hym, and desired hym to touche hym. Mark 8:23 And he caught the blinde by the hand, and led him out of the towne: and whe he had spyt in his eyes, & put his handes vpon him, he asked him if he saw ought. Mark 8:24 And he loked vp, & saide, I see men: for I perceiue the walke as [they were] trees. Mark 8:25 After that, he put his handes agayne vpon his eyes, & made hym see: And he was restored, & saw euery man clearely. Mark 8:26 And he sent hym home to his house, saying: neither go into the towne, nor tell it to any in the towne.

acknowledgeth that he is the Christ, who should suffer and rise again:

Mark 8:27 And Iesus went out, & his disciples, into the townes that long to Cesarea Philippi: And by the way he asked his disciples, saying vnto them: Whom do men say that I am? Mark 8:28 And they aunswered: [Some saye that thou art] Iohn Baptist, and some saye, Elias: Agayne, some saye that thou art one of the prophetes. Mark 8:29 And he sayde vnto them: But whom say ye that I am? Peter aunswereth, & saith vnto him: Thou art very Christe. Mark 8:30 And he charged them, that they should tell no man of hym. Mark 8:31 And he began to teache them, howe that the sonne of man must suffer many thynges, & be reproued of the elders, and of the hie priestes, & scribes, and be killed, and after three dayes, aryse agayne. Mark 8:32 And he spake that saying openly: And Peter toke hym asyde, and began to rebuke hym. Mark 8:33 But he turned about, and loked on his disciples, and rebuked Peter, saying, go after me Sata: for thou sauerest not the thinges that be of God, but the thinges that be of men.

and exhorteth to patience in persecution for the profession of the Gospel.

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people vnto hym, with his disciples also, he said vnto them: Whosoeuer wyll folow me, let hym forsake hym selfe, and take vp his crosse, and folowe me. Mark 8:35 For whosoeuer wyll saue his life, shall lose it: But whosoeuer shall lose his life, for my sake & the Gospels, the same shall saue it. Mark 8:36 For what shall it profite a man, yf he wynne all the worlde, and lose his owne soule? Mark 8:37 Or what shall a man geue, for a raunsome of his soule? Mark 8:38 Whosoeuer therfore shalbe ashamed of me, and of my wordes, in this adulterous and synnefull generation: of hym also shall the sonne of man be ashamed, when he commeth in the glorie of his father, with the holy Angels.

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