Christ is contemned of his countrymen.
Mark 6:1 And he departed thence, & came into hys owne countre, and hys disciples folowed him. Mark 6:2 And when the Sabboth daye was come, he began to teache in the Sinagoge And many that heard him were astonied, and sayde: From whence hath he these thinges? & what wysedome is this that is geuen vnto him? and suche vertues that are wroughte by his handes? Mark 6:3 Is not this that carpenter Maries sonne, the brother of Iames and Ioses, & of Iuda and Simon? and are not his systers here with vs? And thei were offended by him. Mark 6:4 And Iesus sayde vnto them: a Prophet is not dispised but in his owne countre, and amonge his owne kinne, and amonge them that are of the same housholde. Mark 6:5 And he could there shewe no miracles, but layd his handes vpon a few sicke folke and healed them. Mark 6:6 And he merueyled at their vnbelefe. And he went about by the tounes that lay on euery side, teachyng.
He giveth the twelve power over unclean spirits.
Mark 6:7 And he called the .xij. and began to sende them, two and two, and gaue them power ouer vncleane spirites. Mark 6:8 And commaunded them, that they should take nothinge vnto their iorney saue a rod onely: Neyther scrippe, neither bread, neither money in their pourses: Mark 6:9 but shoulde be shood wyth sandals. And that they should not put on two cootes. Mark 6:10 And he sayde vnto them: wheresoeuer ye enter into an house, there abide till ye departe thence. Mark 6:11 And whosoeuer shal not receyue you nor heare you, when ye departe thence, shake of the dust: that is vnder your fete, for a witnesse vnto them. I say verely vnto you, it shalbe easier for Zodome and Gomoree at the daye of iudgement, then for that citie. Mark 6:12 And they went out and preached, that thei should repent: Mark 6:13 and they cast out many deuils. And they anointed many that were sicke with oyle and healed them.
Divers opinions of the Christ.
Mark 6:14 And kynge Herode hearde of hym (for his name was spred abroade) & sayde: Ihon Baptist is rysen agayne from death, and therefore myracles are wrought by him. Mark 6:15 Other sayde: it is Helyas: and some sayde: it is a Prophet: or as one of the Prophetes. Mark 6:16 But when Herode hearde of hym, he sayde: it is Ihon whome I beheaded, he is rysen from death agayne. Mark 6:17 For Herode him selfe had sent forth, & had taken Ihon, and bounde him and cast him into pryson for Herodias sake, whiche was hys brother Philippes wyfe: For he had maried her. Mark 6:18 Ihon sayd vnto Herode: It is not lawful for the to haue thy brothers wyfe. Mark 6:19 Herodias layed wayte for him, and woulde haue killed him, but she could not. Mark 6:20 For Herode feared Iohan, knowinge that he was a iust man and an holy: and gaue him reuerence: and when he hearde hym, he did many thynges, and heard him gladly. Mark 6:21 But when a conuement daye was come: Herode on his byrth day made a supper to the lordes, captaynes, and chief estates of Galile. Mark 6:22 And the doughter of the sayd Herodias came in and daunsed, and pleased Herode, and them that sate at bourde also. Then the kyng sayde vnto the mayden: axe of me what thou wilt, & I wil geue it the. Mark 6:23 And he sware to her, whatsoeuer thou shalt axe of me, I wil geue it the, euen vnto the halfe of my kyngdome. Mark 6:24 And she went forth & sayde to her mother: what shal I axe? And she said: Ihon Baptistes head. Mark 6:25 And she came in straight way with haste vnto the kynge, and axed saying: I wil that thou geue me by and by in a charger the head of Ihon Baptist. Mark 6:26 And the kynge was excedinge sory: howbeit, for his othes sake, and for their sakes, whiche sate at supper also, he woulde not put her beside her purpose.
John the Baptist is beheaded,
Mark 6:27 And immediatly the kynge sent the hang man, and commaunded his headde to be brought in. And he went and beheaded hym in the pryson, Mark 6:28 and brought his head in a charger, and gaue it to the mayden, and the maiden gaue it to her mother.
Mark 6:29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and toke vp his body, and put it in a tombe.
The Apostles return from preaching.
Mark 6:30 And the apostles gathered them selues together to Iesus, & tolde him all thinges, bothe what they had done, & what they had taught. Mark 6:31 And he sayde vnto them: Come ye a parte into the wildernes and rest a while. For there were many commers and goers, that they had no leasure so muche as to eate. Mark 6:32 And he went by ship out of the wai into a desert place. Mark 6:33 But the people spied them when they departed: & many knew him and ranne afote thither out of all cyties, and came thither before them, & came together vnto hym.
The miracle of five loaves and two fishes.
Mark 6:34 And Iesus went out and sawe muche people, and had compassion on them, because they were lyke shepe, whyche had no shepeherd. And he beganne to teache them many thinges. Mark 6:35 And when the daye was now farre spent, his disciples came vnto him saying: this is a deserte place, Mark 6:36 and nowe the daye is farre passed, let them departe, that they maye go into the countrey roundabout, and into the tounes and bye them bread, for they haue nothing to eate. Mark 6:37 He aunswered and sayd vnto them: geue ye them to eate. And they sayd vnto him: shal we go and bye .ij.C. peny worth of bread and geue them to eate? Mark 6:38 He sayde vnto them: howe many loues haue ye? Go and loke. And when they had serched they sayde: fyue and .ij. fishes Mark 6:39 And he commaunded them to make them all sit doune by companyes vpon the grene grasse. Mark 6:40 And they sat doune, here a rowe and there a rowe, by hundredes, and fifties. Mark 6:41 And he toke the .v. loues and the .ij. fishes, and loked vp to heauen, and blessed and brake the loues & gaue them to his disciples to put before theym: and the .ij. fishes he deuided amonge them all. Mark 6:42 And they all did eate and were satisfied. Mark 6:43 And they toke vp .xij. baskettes ful of the gobbettes and of the fishes. Mark 6:44 And they that eate were aboute fyue thousand men. Mark 6:45 And strayghtwaye he caused his disciples to go into the ship, and to goo ouer the water before vnto Bethsaida, whyle he sent away þe people. Mark 6:46 And assone as he had sent them away, he departed into a mountayne to pray. Mark 6:47 And when euen was come, the ship was in the middes of the sea, and he alone on the lande,
Christ walketh on the sea:
Mark 6:48 and he sawe them troubled in rowing, for the winde was contrary vnto them. And about the fourth quarter of the night he came vnto them walking vpon the sea, and woulde haue passed by them. Mark 6:49 When they sawe hym walking vpon the sea, they supposed it hadde bene a spirite and cried out: Mark 6:50 for they all sawe hym, and were afrayed. And anone he talked with them, and sayde vnto them. Be of good chere, it is I, be not afrayed. Mark 6:51 And he went vp vnto them into the ship, and the wynd ceased, and they were sore amased in them selues beyonde measure, and meruayled. Mark 6:52 For they remembred not of the loues, because their hertes were blynded.
and healeth all that touch him.
Mark 6:53 And they came ouer and went into þe lande of Genezareth, and drue vp into the hauen. Mark 6:54 And assone as they were come out of the ship, strayght they knewe hym, Mark 6:55 and ran forth thorowout all the region round about, and began to cary aboute in beddes all that were sicke, to the place where they herde tell he was. Mark 6:56 And whether so euer he entred into townes, cities, or vilages, they layed theyr sicke in the stretes and prayed hym, that they might touche, and it were but the hemme of his vesture. And as many as touched hym were safe.