Herod's opinion of Christ.
Matthew 14:1 At that tyme Herode the Tetrarcha heard of þe fame of Iesu, Matthew 14:2 & sayde vnto his seruauntes: this is Iohn þe Baptist. He is rysen from the deed, & therfore are miracles wrought by him.
Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded.
Matthew 14:3 For Herode had taken Iohn, & bound him, & put him in preson because of Herodias, his brother Philips wyfe. Matthew 14:4 For Iohn sayd vnto him: it is not lawfull for þu to haue her. Matthew 14:5 And when he wolde haue put hym to deeth, he feared þe people, because they counted him as a prophet. Matthew 14:6 But when Herodes byrth daye was kepte, the daughter of Herodias daunsed before them, & pleased Herode. Matthew 14:7 Wherfore he promysed with an othe, that he wolde geue her whatsoeuer she wolde aske. Matthew 14:8 And she beynge instructe of her mother before, sayde: geue me here Iohn Baptistes heed in a platter. Matthew 14:9 And the kynge was sory. Neuerthelesse, for the othes sake, & them which sate also at the table, he commaunded it to be geuen her: Matthew 14:10 & sent tourmentours, & behedded Iohn in the preson Matthew 14:11 and his heed was brought in a platter & geuen to þt damsell, and she brought it to her mother. Matthew 14:12 And his disciples came & toke vp hys body, and buried it: went, and tolde Iesus.
Jesus departeth into a desert place:
Matthew 14:13 When Iesus hearde of it, he departed thence in a shyppe vnto a desert place, out of the waye. And when þe people had harde therof, they folowed him on fote and left the cyties. Matthew 14:14 And Iesus went forth, & sawe moch people, and was moued with mercy toward them, and he healed of them those that were sycke.
where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes.
Matthew 14:15 And when þe euen drewe on, his disciples came to him, saying: this is a deserte place, & þe houre is now past, let þe people departe, that they maye go into the townes, and bye them vytaylles. Matthew 14:16 But Iesus sayde vnto them. They haue no nede to go awaye. Geue ye them to eate. Matthew 14:17 They saye vnto him: we haue here but .v. loues and two fysshes. Matthew 14:18 He sayde: brynge them hyther to me. Matthew 14:19 And he commaunded the people to syt downe on the grasse, & he toke the .v. loues & the .ij. fysshes, and lyft vp hys eyes toward heauen & blessed. And whan he had broken them, he gaue the loaues to hys disciples, & his discyples gaue them to the people. Matthew 14:20 And they dyd all eate, and were suffysed. And they gathered vp (of the fragmentes that remayned.) .xij. basketesfull. Matthew 14:21 And they that dyd eate, were aboute .v.M. men, besyde wemen and chyldren.
He walketh on the sea to his disciples:
Matthew 14:22 And streyght waye Iesus made his disciples to get vp into a shippe, and to goo before him vnto þe other syde whill he sent the people awaye. Matthew 14:23 And when the people were sent awaye, he went vp into a mountayne to praye alone. And when night was come, he was there him selfe alone. Matthew 14:24 But þe shippe was now in þe myddes of þe see, & was toost wyth waues, for it was a contrary wynde. Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watche of þe nyght, Iesus went vnto them walkynge on þe see. Matthew 14:26 And when þe disciples sawe hym walkynge on the see, they were troubled, sayinge: it is some sprite, & they cryed out for feare. Matthew 14:27 But streyght waye, Iesus spake vnto them, sayinge: be of good cheare, it is I, be not afrayed. Matthew 14:28 Peter answered hym, and sayde: Lorde, yf it be thou, byd me come vnto þe on þe water. Matthew 14:29 And he sayde, come. And when Peter was come doune out of the shippe, he walked on the water, to go to Iesus. Matthew 14:30 But when he sawe a myghty wynde, he was afrayed. And when he beganne to syncke, he cryed sayinge: lorde saue me. Matthew 14:31 And immediatly Iesus stretched forth his hand, & caught him, & sayd vnto him: O thou of lytell fayth, wherfore dyddest thou dout? Matthew 14:32 And whan they were come into þe shyppe, the wynde ceased. Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in þe shyppe, came and worshypped hym, sayinge: of a truthe 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 the lande of Genesareth. Matthew 14:35 And when the men of the place had knowledge of him, they sent out messaungers into all that countre rounde about the coast & brought vnto him all that were sycke, Matthew 14:36 & besought hym, þt they myght touche the hemme of his vesture only. And as many as touched it were made safe.