Christ is contemned of his countrymen.
Mark 6:1 And he departed thence, & cam into hys awne countre, and hys dyscyples folowed hym. Mark 6:2 And when the Sabboth daye was come, he beganne to teache in the synagoge. And many that hearde hym were astonnyed, and sayd: from whence hath he these thynges? And what wysdome is thys that is geuen vnto hym: and suche vertues þt are wrought by hys handes? Mark 6:3 Is not thys the carpenter Maryes sonne, the brother of Iames and Ioses and of Iuda & Symon? & are not hys systers here wyth vs? And they were offended at hym. Mark 6:4 Iesus sayd vnto them: a Prophet is not despysed, but in hys awne countre, and amonge hys awne kynne, and in his owne houshold. Mark 6:5 And he coulde there shewe no myracle, but layde hys handes vpon a fewe sycke folcke, and healed them, Mark 6:6 and merueyled, because of theyr vnbelefe. And he went aboute by the tounes that laye on euery syde, teaching.
He giveth the twelve power over unclean spirits.
Mark 6:7 And he called the twelue, and beganne to sende them forth two & two, and gaue them power agaynst vncleane spretes. Mark 6:8 And commaunded them, that they shuld take nothing in their iorney saue a rodde onely: no scryppe, no bread, no money in theyr pourse, Mark 6:9 but shuld be shood wt sandals. And that they shuld not put on two cootes. Mark 6:10 And he sayde vnto them: whersoeuer ye entre in to an house, there abide, tyll ye departe thence. Mark 6:11 And whosoeuer shall not receaue you nor heare you, when ye departe thence, shake of þe duste that is vnder youre fete, for a witnesse vnto them. I saye verely vnto you: it shalbe easier for Zodom & Gomor in the daye of iudgement, then for that cytie. Mark 6:12 And they went out & preached, that men shuld repent: Mark 6:13 & they cast out many deuyls: & annoynted many þt were sycke wyth oyle, and healed them.
Divers opinions of the Christ.
Mark 6:14 And kynge Herode hearde of hym (for hys name was spred abroade) and he sayde: Iohn Baptyste is rysen agayne from þe deed, & therfore myracles are wrought by him. Mark 6:15 Other sayd it is Helyas: some sayd: it is a prophet, as one of the Prophetes. Mark 6:16 But when Herode hearde of hym, he sayde: it is Iohn whom I beheaded, he is rysen from deeth agayne. Mark 6:17 For Herode hym selfe had sent forth men of warre, and layed handes vpon Iohn, and bounde hym, & cast hym into preson for Herodias sake, hys brother Phylyppes wyfe (because he had maryed her). Mark 6:18 For Iohn sayde vnto Herode. It is not lawfull for þe to haue thy brothers wyfe. Mark 6:19 Herodias layd wayte for hym, and wolde haue kylled him, but she coulde not. Mark 6:20 For Herod feared Iohn, knowing that he was a iust man & an holy: & gaue hym reuerence: and when he hearde hym, he dyd many thynges, and hearde hym gladly. Mark 6:21 And when a conuenyent daye was come, þt Herode on hys byrth daye, made a supper to þe lordes hye captayns, & chefe estates of Galile: Mark 6:22 & whan þe daughter of the same Herodias cam in, & daunsed, & pleased Herode & them that sate at bourde also: the kynge sayde vnto þe damosell: aske of me what thou wilt, and I wyll geue it the. Mark 6:23 And he sware vnto hyr: whatsoeuer þu shalt aske of me, I wyll geue it þe euen vnto þe one halfe of my kyngdome. Mark 6:24 And she went forth, & sayde vnto her mother: what shall I aske? she sayd: Iohn Baptystes head. Mark 6:25 And she cam in streyght waye wyth haste vnto þe kynge, & asked, sayinge: I wyll, þt thou geue me by and by in a charger, the heed, of Iohn Baptyst. Mark 6:26 And þe kynge was sory: howbeit for hys othes sake, and for theyr sakes whych sate at supper also, he wolde not cast her off.
John the Baptist is beheaded,
Mark 6:27 And immediatly the kyng sent the hangman, and commaunded hys head to be brought in. And he went, and beheaded hym in the preson, Mark 6:28 and brought his head in a charger, and gaue it to the damosell, and the damosell gaue it to her mother.
Mark 6:29 And when hys dyscyples hearde of it, they came, and toke vp hys body, and layed it in a graue.
The Apostles return from preaching.
Mark 6:30 And the Apostles gathered them selues together vnto Iesus, and told hym all thynges both what they had done, and what they had taught. Mark 6:31 And he sayd vnto them come ye alone out of þe waye into the wyldernes, & rest a whyle. For there were many commers, and goers, and they had no leasure so moch as to eate. Mark 6:32 And he went by shyp out of the waye into a deserte place. Mark 6:33 And the people spyed them when they departed: & many knewe hym, & ranne a fote thyther out of all cyties, and cam thyther before them, and came together vnto hym.
The miracle of five loaves and two fishes.
Mark 6:34 And Iesus went out & sawe moche people, & had compassyon on them, because they were lyke shepe, not hauinge a shepherde. And he beganne to teach them many thynges. Mark 6:35 And when þe daye was now farre spent, hys discyples came vnto hym, sayinge: thys is a desert place, and now the tyme is farre passed, Mark 6:36 let them departe, that they maye go into the countrey round about, and into the tounes, & bye them bread: for they haue nothynge to eate. Mark 6:37 He answered and sayd vnto them, geue ye them to eate. And they sayde vnto him: shall we go & bye two hundred penyworth of bread, & geue them to eate? Mark 6:38 He sayde vnto them: how many loaues haue ye. Go & loke. And when they had searched, they sayd: fyue & two fysshes. Mark 6:39 And he commaunded them, to make them all syt doune by companyes vpon the grene grasse. Mark 6:40 And they sate doune here arowe and there arowe, by hundredes and by fyfties. Mark 6:41 And whan he had taken the fyue loaues and the two fysshes, and loked vp to heauen, he blessed and brake the loaues, and gaue them to hys discyples, to set before them: & the two fysshes deuided he among them all: Mark 6:42 And they all dyd eate, and were satysfyed. Mark 6:43 And they toke vp twelue baskettes full therof, and of the fysshes. Mark 6:44 And they that dyd eate, were about fyue thousand men. Mark 6:45 And streyght waye he caused his disciples to go into the shyppe, and to go ouer the see before vnto Bethsayda, whyle se sent awaye the people. Mark 6:46 And assone as he had sent them awaye, he departed into a mountayne to pray. Mark 6:47 And when euen was come, the shyppe was in the myddes of the see, and he alone on the lande,
Christ walketh on the sea:
Mark 6:48 & he sawe them troubled in rowynge, for the wynde was contrary vnto them. And aboute the fourth watch of the nyght, he came vnto them, walkynge vpon the see, and wolde haue passed by them. Mark 6:49 But when they sawe hym walkynge vpon þe see, they supposed it had bene a sprete, & cryed out: Mark 6:50 for they all sawe hym, and were afrayed. And anone he talked wyth them, and sayd vnto them: be of good cheare, it is I, be not afrayed. Mark 6:51 And he went vp vnto them into the shyppe, & the wynde ceased, & they were sore amased in them selues beyonde measure, and marueyled. Mark 6:52 For they remembred not of the loaues, because their herte was blynded.
and healeth all that touch him.
Mark 6:53 And whan they were ouer the water, they came into the lande of Genezareth & drue vp into the hauen, Mark 6:54 And assone as they were come out of þe shyppe, streyght waye they knewe him, Mark 6:55 and ranne forth through out all the regyon rounde about, & began to cary about in beddes those that were sycke, when they heard that he was there. Mark 6:56 And whyther soeuer he entred, into tounes, cytyes, or vyllages, they layde the sycke folkes in the streates, & prayed hym that they myght touche, & it were but the hemme of hys vesture. And as many as touched hym, were safe.