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Matthew 14

Herod's opinion of Christ.

Matthew 14:1 At that tyme Herode ye Tetrarcha herde of ye fame of Iesu, Matthew 14:2 & sayde vnto his seruautes: This is Iho ye baptist. He is rysen agayne fro the deed, therfore are his dedes so mightie.

Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.

Matthew 14:3 For Herode had take Iho bounde hi, & put him in preson for Herodias sake his brothers Philips wife. Matthew 14:4 For Ihon sayde vnto him: It is not laufull for ye to haue her. Matthew 14:5 And fayne wolde he haue put him to death, but he feared the people, because they helde him for a Prophet. Matthew 14:6 But whan Herode helde his byrth daye, the doughter of Herodias daunsed before the, and that pleased Herode well, Matthew 14:7 wherfore he promysed her with an ooth, yt he wolde geue her, what soeuer she wolde axe. Matthew 14:8 And she (beynge instructe of hir mother afore) sayde: geue me Ihon baptistes heade in a platter. Matthew 14:9 And the kynge was sory. Neuertheles for ye ooth sake, & the yt sat with him at ye table, he comaunded it to be geuen her, Matthew 14:10 and sent, & beheeded Ihon in the preson. Matthew 14:11 And his heed was brought in a platter, and geuen to the damsell, & she brought it vnto her mother. Matthew 14:12 Then came his disciples, and toke his body, and buried it, and wente and tolde Iesus.

Jesus departeth into a desert place:

Matthew 14:13 Whan Iesus hetde yt, he departed thence by shippe in to a desert place alone. And wha the people herde therof, they folowed him on fote out of ye cities. Matthew 14:14 And Iesus wete forth, and sawe moch people, and had pytie vpon them, and healed their sicke.

where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.

Matthew 14:15 But at euen his disciples came vnto him, & saide: This is a deserte place, and ye night falleth on: let ye people departe from the, that they maye go in to the townes, and bye them vytayles. Matthew 14:16 But Iesus sayde vnto them: They nede not go awaye, geue ye the to eate. Matthew 14:17 The saide they vnto him: We haue here but fyue loaues and two fyshes. Matthew 14:18 And he sayde: bringe the hither. Matthew 14:19 And he comaunded ye people to syt downe vpon the grasse, and toke ye fyue loaues and two fisshes, and loked vp towarde heauen, and gaue thankes, and brake and gaue the loaues vnto the disciples, and the disciples gaue them to the people. Matthew 14:20 And they all ate, and were suffised. And they gathered vp of the broken meate that remayned ouer, twolue basskettes full. Matthew 14:21 And they yt ate, were aboute a fyue thousande men, besyde wemen and children.

He walketh on the sea to his disciples:

Matthew 14:22 And straight waye Iesus made his disciples to entre in to a shippe, & to go ouer before hi, tyll he had sent ye people awaye. Matthew 14:23 And whan he had sent the people awaye, he wete vp in to a mountayne alone, to make his prayer. And at euen he was there him self alone. Matthew 14:24 And ye shippe was allready in ye myddest of the see, & was tost wt wawes, for the winde was cotrary. Matthew 14:25 But in ye fourth watch of ye night Iesus came vnto the, walkinge vpon the see. Matthew 14:26 And whan his disciples sawe him goinge vpon the see, they were afrayed, sayenge: It is some sprete, and cried out for feare. Matthew 14:27 But straight waye Iesus spake vnto them, and sayde: Be of good cheare, it is I, be not afrayed. Matthew 14:28 Peter answered him, & saide: LORDE, yf it be thou, byd me come vnto the vpon ye water. Matthew 14:29 And he sayde: come on yi waye. And Peter stepte out of the shippe, & wete vpon the water, to come vnto Iesus. Matthew 14:30 But whan he sawe a mightie wynde, he was afrayed, & begane to synke, & cried, sayenge: LORDE, helpe me. Matthew 14:31 And imediatly Iesus stretched forth his hande, & caught him, & sayde vnto him: O thou of litle faith, wherfore doutest thou? Matthew 14:32 And they wente in to the shippe, & the wynde ceased. Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in ye shippe, came & fell downe before him, & sayde: Of a trueth thou art ye sonne of God.

and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment.

Matthew 14:34 And they shipped ouer, & came in to the lode of Genazereth. Matthew 14:35 And wha ye me of yt place had knowlege of hi, they sent out in to all that coutre rounde aboute, & brought vnto him all that were sicke, Matthew 14:36 & besought him, that they might but touch the hemme of his vesture onely: & as many as touched it, were made whole.

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